Most people know me from my Amazon Bestselling autobiographySTAND TOUGH‘ and that’s awesome. I have gotten great reviews and positive feedback, which really keeps me going!

“This man has the greatest outlook on life.”


“Reading about his fight and will to live is to be admired and celebrated. Life has a way of kicking us all but it is the ones that make the decision to overcome ( as you will read in this book) that are to be lifted up!”

“This book will give you the strength and determination to achieve your goals and put your whole life in perspective.”


While it’s great that so many people have gotten something out of my story, many don’t realize that I am also an author of fiction and fantasy as well. My current work in progress is The Souls In Between, an urban fantasy based around angels, demons, and of course my favorite thing, Jiu-Jitsu.

‘Souls’ is based in a much larger universe I have taken to calling The Thrown Down Worlda place that looks just like our world on the surface, but just underneath you will find it filled with supernatural creatures ready to steal your soul and take over the world!

motivate memeMaybe you’re not here because of my writings, but want to find out more about training adaptive Jiu-Jitsu. Well that’s easy. See Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, not just muscled up athletic types, but the average person as well. Helio Gracie built his style of self defense so the weaker or smaller person, women, and even disabled persons could still effectively train and learn proper self defense.

I have trained in some form of grappling most of my life, wrestling in grade school and then high school, training in Nihon Ryu Jiu-Jitsu before I lost my limbs, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu after I lost my legs.

I have trained and competed throughout the eastern United States, including New York City, Washington DC, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, and Illinois. I don’t always win the gold, but I am still training and competing well in my 40’s!

If you are wheelchair bound, paralyzed, an amputee, or have any other mobility limitation I can help you start your Jiu-Jitsu journey to better health of both your mind and body. If I can’t help you personally, I probably know someone who can. The Adaptive Jiu-Jitsu community is a great group of people, and we are always willing to give advice or help.

If you want to know more you can check out www.AdaptiveBJJ.com, go watch some videos, or read more about my own jiu-jitsu journey.