Andy has been training martial arts for over 20 years. He started his training with western boxing and judo. Andy later began training Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts.
Thirteen years ago he found Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and, like every other practitioner, saw the practicality of the art. Andy also has a background in Muay Thai.
Outside of the traditional martial arts he is an ISR Matrix Defensive Tactics Instructor.
He currently holds the rank of brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under professor Shane Rice who is the only Canadian black belt under master Ricskon Gracie.
Andy is a local RCMP officer in Fort McMurray and recognizes the effectiveness of Brazilian Jui Jitsu and martial arts in relation to self defense.