About Me

Teacher of Mantis Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Tai Chi. Artist, Pilot (Hang-Glider & Para-Glider).

  • Founder/Head Instructor - 2004

  • Black Belt (6th) - Mantis Boxing - from Tony Puyot

  • Brown 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

Publications

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) 


Background

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 early 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 Kung Fu while sparring a friend in the Army (he whooped me), I sought out an instructor a few years after leaving the military; when I was done trying my best to screw up my life. On my quest to right the ship as it were, I began studying Praying Mantis Boxing, Chinese Weapons, and Tai Chi in 1999.

At the behest of my Mantis Boxing teacher, and seeing the value in knowing ground fighting techniques, I have been training, studying, and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2011, and melding the 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.