- Started Judo in 1949 at Sawtelle Judo Dojo under Sensei Takashi Kikuchi, 7th degree black belt.
- Participated in major tournaments from 1949 to 1957 including, the 1955 AAU National Championships in Los Angeles.
- After being discharged from the U.S. Army, transferred to Hollywood Judo Dojo in 1960, which was also under Sensei Kikuchi, and resumed participating in tournaments.
- Assistant Instructor under Sensei Frank Emi, 8th degree black belt.
- Became Head Instructor of Hollywood Judo Dojo in 2010.