My martial arts journey began over 45 years ago in Cupertino, California. The physical, mental, and spiritual teachings of the arts have been a common thread throughout my life. To date I hold a 3rd degree Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo Karate and the equivalent in two other Chinese styles. I've studied extensively in traditional Japanese sword and a variety of styles of stick, including Arnis, Jo and Kubotan. Somewhere in the 1980's, after instructing law enforcement in San Jose, California, Phoenix, Arizona, and owning and operating martial art schools in several states, I became aware of the need for a practical self-defense system. This led me to develop Tactical Kenpo, a series of 80 abbreviated Kenpo moves. Tactical Kenpo is an easily learned system of explosive self-defense techniques that will stop aggression and allow escape. The strategies in book, Survival Self-Defense and Tactical Kubotan, are in the spirit of Tactical Kenpo-simple and practical self-defense that anyone can learn. One of my greatest joys comes from instructing students in self-defense using this book as a basic guide. My greatest pride is the contribution of Tactical Kenpo to the martial arts community and that I can give back something to a tradition that has given me so much.