He started his martial arts journey over 35 years ago and has spent that entire time studying, training and travelling all over the world in the martial arts. He is a Dai Shihan, (JuGodan, KuGyo Happo Biken) in Budo Taijutsu and the lead instructor at the Pittsburgh Bujinkan Taka Seigi Dojo. In addition, he holds Blackbelt rank in Tang Soo Do as well as Shoden level certification in Muso Ikken Ryu Batto Jutsu Japanese Swordsmanship.
Brent is an Internationally Certified PPM Personal Protectives Measures Combative Instructor (Level I Instructor and Advanced Edged Weapons Level II Instructor) under the guidance of the Sentinel International Group. (The PPM certifications took over 7+ years of dedicated effort to achieve) He is a Certified NRA “Refuse to Be a Victim” Instructor. He also holds certificates in A.L.I.C.E. Active Shooter Defense methodology and is certified in the Left of Bang “Combat Hunter” Program.
He is the Founder and lead instructor of the Combat Shillelagh Irish Stick Fighting System. Information on that system can be found here: Combat Shillelagh