I am a writer, martial arts expert, interfaith minister and seminarian from Richmond, VA. A martial artist for over twenty-five years, I am the founder and First Elder of Cabal Fang, an initiatory martial art marrying practical self-defense techniques with the wonders of the Western Mystery Tradition. In 2011 I was awarded the rank of Master by the Combat Martial Arts Practitioners Association. I am also a student of Frontier Rough & Tumble martial arts through coach Mark Hatmaker.
At present I am enrolled in Ekklesia Epignostika Seminary in pursuit of Holy Orders with apostolic succession. I was ordained as an interfaith minister by Esoteric Interfaith Church in January of 2017, and I am the founder and organizer of the Richmond Mystic Christianity Meetup.
On the subject of martial arts I have penned Cabal Fang: Complete Study Course from Querent to Elder and the popular pamphlet Self-Defense for Activists. My ebook The Calisthenics Codex has been in the Top 10 exercise books at Smashwords.com since its publication in 2015. My fiction works include the novels Chatters on the Tide, Ghilan and The 14th Mansion, as well as numerous poems, ‘zines, comic books, and short pieces. My short-stories and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in print and online, including the Journal of Asian Martial arts, PaganPages, Hulltown 360, and so on.
I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a B.A. in English. My wife and I are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren.