(4rd Degree Black Belt)
Andrew began his karate training in 1991 with Shihan Edwin Hamile, founder of the West Coast Shotokan Karate Association in Temple City, CA. After moving out of the area, Andrew went on to train with Sensei Rick Duffy at USKO (an eclectic system with a Shorin Ryu base) and to attain the rank of Nidan. Then, In 2003, Andrew joined the Upland Shotokan Karate League looking to advance and expand his kowledge in the martial arts. He received his Yondan (4th degree Black Belt) under Sensei Ty Aponte in 2016.
Andrew has been teaching the Special Forces karate class for people with special needs since 2007. Andrew's son has autism and has been influential in starting this class. Andrew's love for children and patience make him an ideal instructor for this particular class.
In his spare time, Andrew likes gardening, camping, and hanging out with his family.
1991 Started Shotokan with Sensei Ed Hamile (West Coast Karate Assn)
1998 ShodanUSKO Shorin Ryu
2000 Nidan USKO Shorin Ryu
2004 Shodan USKL Shotokan
2006 Nidan USKL Shotokan
2013 SandanUSKL Shotokan
2016 Yondan USKL Shotokan
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