Since 1973, I trained in various martial arts earning a 6th Degree Black Belt - Master Level in Zu Wei Shu Kenpo; a 3rd Degree Blue Belt - Internationally Certified Instructor in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan; and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Chuan Lu Chinese Boxing. I have taught many students for over 40+ years ranging from 4-76 years of age! I competed locally, regionally, nationally, and in 1982, placed 4th in international competition on the USA Forms Team in Atlantic City, NJ.
CMA is the collaborative efforts between myself and the late Reverend, Sifu, & Dr. Charles Jackson (my Teacher, Pastor, & dearest Friend) to develop a Christ-centered martial art. Hundreds of hours were used to base CMA on Jesus’ teachings, and not that of another eastern religion. Through these efforts, CMA codified all aspects of the mental, physical, and spiritual training into our unique style of Christ-centered martial arts.
I also retired from a successful 18 year career of Loss Prevention. Now, I am blessed to have received the Lord’s call to Ministry, and in 2015 I BE!-came a District Licensed Nazarene Pastor, presently working as an Associate Pastor in Merrifield, MN.
It is not my power or strength that produces any success for me, however. Rather, it is the Lord “who gives us the ability to produce wealth.” I boast of Him and nothing else! Long before either of these careers, I fervently sought the Truth! Jesus Christ is Truth! Thus, I teach & “…preach Christ crucified: Christ the power of God & the wisdom of God.”
I started in CMA at the Cambodian Nazarene Church (CNC) when I was 7 & advanced in rank rapidly. I was specially selected annually for the CMA Demonstration Team that performed for notable events such as: fundraisers for the CNC; representation of Christianity through demonstrations at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Farmington, MN; & demos for a multitude of schools & churches in the Twin Cities metro area. In 2013, I was selected as Sifu Goodwin’s Senior Gup Student, a rare honor given to only 7 other Students in his 44+ years of teaching. In 2014, I received my 1st Degree Black Belt - Instructor Grade; and in 2016 I received both my 2nd Degree Black Belt and Kyo (Certified Examiner). It was one of the most challenging achievements I had ever experienced! It was greatly transforming! It developed me as both a disciple and discipler for Jesus Christ. It also resulted in my joining Sifu Goodwin with teaching CMA to others so they may grow as I grew: spiritually, mentally, & physically.