I have a diverse, but strong background in business and entrepreneurship. I started my first company at the age of 19. My martial arts programs are currently taught in more than fifteen countries around the world. I have both in-person students, as well as virtual students who follow my work from all over the world. While I am most known for my work in the world of martial arts, increasingly I find myself coaching and lecturing on the embodiment of success. As such, I have taught an ever expanding audience, from special force military operators, law enforcement and corporate teams on how to achieve inner clarity in peak performance environments.
While I never completed high school, in later years I went back to school. Since that time I completed undergraduate studies in psychology. My masters degree was focused on leading innovation and change, awarded by York St John Universities School of Business. Since 2012 I have been a doctoral student at the University of Leicester’s School of Business. My area of research has been in Mindful-Embodied Leadership, where I have studied the role of mindfulness-in-action as a catalyst to enhance the performance of leadership moments.
Because of my area of research as a PhD student, I have become well versed in the deeper understanding of the embodiment of leadership, and the role mindfulness can play in this regard. As such, I have both written about, and lectured informally and by request on: The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Embodied-Mindful Leadership and Leadership as an Embodied Practice.
In addition, I have authored three books, of which one is now out of print. My other two books, Full Contact Living and Shugyo-Fit are still currently available through Amazon. I have written articles for the Huffington Post, LifeHacks, Success Fastlane, Outlier Magazine and others. I have been interviewed on several shows, including the Conscious Millionaire, FlowState, HardCore MBA, Success Through Failure, Knowledge for Men, Order of Man, F.U. Monkey, Strength Through Struggle and many others.