I have been active in the health & wellness industry for over 30 years. I began my martial arts training in the early 1980's and quickly gravitated to Isshinryu Karate at the Kenvil Karate Academy in New Jersey.
I was very fortunate to have been trained by so many first-generation "Dale Jenkins" black belts.
After several years I decided to train with Renshi Joe Scianni at the Netcong Karate Academy, where I began my black belt training.
In early 2001 I opened Lakeland Isshinryu Karate, LLC. We are now located on Main Street in Boonton, New Jersey, in the space formerly occupied by Boonton Karate Academy, founded by Kyoshi Dennis Sammartino - one of Sensei Jenkin's first black belts.
I am a 6th degree black belt and have been training with Master Morgan Woods for many years. He was recently inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, as well as the Fellowship of Black Belts, and is a member of the Isshinryu World Karate Association.
I look forward to sharing what I have learned over the years with my students, and seeing them progress and excel as they too become lifelong students of the martial arts.