About: Advanced Martial Systems-Northwest
Advanced Martial Systems-Northwest is the first name I gave the program and it's stuck.
A consolidation of my work of almost 30 years, here with the Northwest's Best Martial Arts Instructors, along with training with some of the world's best martial arts instructors and specialists along the way.
AMS-NW, is truly a JKD platform art. Along with my JKD background it is very heavily influenced by my friends and instructors here in the Northwest... Worden, Keating, Jaques, Coder... NSI, COMTECH, Jeet Kune Do/Kali, American Sambo and Goju-Ryu Karate, of which I hold Instructors Rank in each of these progressive and traditional arts.
I've had the opportunity to assist in teaching LEO's in Wa State, Joint Base Lewis-McCord Army Rangers and Striker Brigade Team Members and Cadre'. Those opportunities are a Honor and were pleasure to assist with and I always want safe returns to the finest of Men and Women anywhere for All that they do.
In 2019 I was presented with the award/rank of Master at Arms by:
James A. Keating of COMTECH from Milton-Freewater, Oregon.
AMS-NW started in 1989 at a small YMCA where I took Goju-Ryu Karate in part with what was called then the Eastside Karate Association, founded by Kregg Jorgenson, Martial Artist, Author, Veteran and Friend.
During this time, I was introduced to various forms of weapons training, ground fighting and new instructors from a plethora of styles and systems.
After receiving my Shodan in Goju-Ryu, (1994) and looking for training closer to home in the Filipino Arts, I found the JKD/Kali school near my home.
7 years later I was recognized as Full Instructor in Chinese boxing and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) and not just any JKD Instructor was now unleashed.