Teacher of Mantis Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Artist, Pilot (Hang-Glider & Para-Glider).
Founder/Head Instructor - 2004
Black Belt - Mantis Boxing
Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - under Andre 'Dedeco' Almeida
2x Gold Medalist, 1x Silver Medalist U.S. National Kung Fu Championships 2004
Gold Medalist (Featherweight - White Belt Division) - IBJJF Boston Open 2012
Kickboxing - Advanced Instructor
Yang style Tai Chi - Advanced Instructor
Randy has been FEATURED IN...
SenseiAndo.com Channel with Sensei Ando Mierzwa
Strenuous Life Podcast Episode 128 with BJJ Black Belt Stephen Kesting
Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine - July/August issue 2017
Journal of 7 Star Mantis Boxing
Collapse and Fall Into Ruin (Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine July/August issue 2017)
Xiao Da - The Truth on Effective Strike (Journal of 7 Star Mantis vol. 4, issue 4/Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Institute and Association 2013)
Size Matters - In Chin Na - Why Chin Na Works, And Does Not Work (Journal of 7 Star Mantis vol. 3, issue 3/Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Institute and Association 2012)
I started my school, gym, dojo, with a strong desire to share my knowledge to benefit others. I continue to live and share a healthy lifestyle, and my passion for martial arts. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals, and I believe strongly in being a student for life, as my mentors before me.
I have traveled across the United States to train with some of the best martial artists/teachers/coaches, from Boston to San Diego and many places in between. I seek the best for myself and my students.
Since childhood I have been fascinated with Martial Arts. After my early machinations of becoming a highly skilled Ninja by age 10 were thwarted by my mother, I finally began formal martial arts studies in Tae Kwon Do/Hapkido for a brief period while serving in the U.S. Army during the first Gulf War.
Having encountered Wu Shu (Kung Fu) while sparring a friend in the Army (he whooped me), I sought out an instructor a few years after leaving the military. That is, once I was done trying my best to screw up my life for a few years. On my quest to right the ship, as it were; I began studying Praying Mantis Boxing, and Chinese Martial Arts Weapons, in 1999.
At the behest of one my later Mantis Boxing coaches, and seeing the value in knowing ground fighting techniques, I have been training, studying, and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2011; melding the ground fighting art with my Mantis Boxing.
You are welcome to join me as I share the art of Mantis Boxing and BJJ, in my school, and online. I am happy to see you better than you were yesterday.