Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt who became a respected martial arts instructor, founding the jiu jitsu school BJJ America. He is the author of the Rogue Black Belt series of instructional books.
He trained with the renowned Gracie family of jiu jitsu fighters.
He is one of the first non-Brazilians to earn a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
His father was a police officer.
Among his notable pupils is Australian UFC fighter George Sotiropoulos.