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CURRENT RANKS: 3rd Dan Kenpo Karate; Hanshi Rank with ACTIVSTARS
OTHER CERTIFICATIONS: CPR, AED, Concussion and First Aid Certified.
PROFILE/BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: I am the ACTIVSTARS Karate Supervisor for the Midwest Region. My focus is the supervision, training and development of our martial arts instructors. I oversee the KC Metro, St. Louis, Iowa/Nebraska, Topeka and Wichita areas where we have classes. I was one of the first hires by Shihan Kraig Hollingworth in 1995, when he opened up the MO/KS region.
My full-time profession is law enforcement. I am a Sergeant with the Blue Springs Police Department, currently assigned to Road Patrol Operations. I also supervise the Leadership Challenge Boot Camp for juveniles and the Police Bicycle Patrol Unit. I have been with the BSPD since 1994.
I graduated from Blue Springs High School and received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University.
My martial arts training began in 1981 in Blue Springs, MO. As a practitioner and teacher in Kenpo Karate, I have also trained in Judo, Jujitsu, Boxing and Kickboxing. I am a 3rd Degree Black Belt and was the Head Instructor at my ACTIVSTARS home dojo in Blue Springs for the past 20 years. I have most recently turned over the lead teaching duties to one of my black belts.
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