Let me start off by saying what I am not, which is a typical Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Unlike many fighters, especially on a local level, I have a sense of discipline, respect, and wear my hat straight on my head. I hate the “tough guy” and arrogant attitudes that are all too common among MMA fighters. What I am is a Father, Husband, and Son who has a passion for competition and getting punched in the face. I have been involved in competition for most of my life; I started Wado-Ryu (Japanese Karate) around the age of seven. I attended classes twice a week for seven years until I received my Black Belt from Sensei Toshio Osaka. Through the years of training Wado-Ryu I attended many tournaments and placed most times. I later transitioned into the sport of Hockey. After a couple of years of honing my skills in regular Recreation leagues, I made the cut for the state competition team. I played and lead competitive travel teams, as captain for the duration of my involvement in the sport. We traveled throughout the states as well as up into Canada. My hockey career reached a pinnacle in 2002 when I played on the Utah Junior Grizzlies in the Western States Hockey League. (WSHL) Though the years I developed a reputation of being aggressive and a hard hitter. I then took some time to start my adult life; I got a job to pay for school, attended Salt Lake Community College, married a great woman, and recently brought an amazing little boy into this world. In the midst of all that I re-found my love for martial arts. I have been training MMA, namely Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, and Combat Submission Wrestling for three plus years under Khru Will Bernales; who is the most rounded instructor known of, holding certifications in many different Arts including a black belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu, and is a head Instructor in the Thai Boxing Association. I also train with Khru Brian Yamasaki (Mushin), Sensei Brandon Keiser (CSW), and Chris Wells (Gracie BJJ black belt/collegiate wrestler). I belong to an outstanding group with a great lineage. If a person knows much about MMA they know Gracie Jiu-jitsu, TBA Thai Boxing, and CSW are among the best if not the best schools out there. As I sit now I currently have an Associate’s Degree and work full-time as the West Jordan City Cemetery Sexton as well as model/act on the side to support my family. I have been trying to figure out what I want to do for a profession for almost a year and couldn’t because I have been looking down the wrong paths. A person should follow their passion and MMA is mine. I know I will succeed in my MMA career as I have all the right tools: skill, physical and mental ability I am also well spoken and marketable. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance and hope I fall on the foremost.