I have trained in numerous martial arts/sports since 1991. I came across a local Mantis School in 2000. I didn't start training back then but trained in a MMA school that was very Kungfu orientated and heavily influenced by SPMKF. During this time, I took up other martials arts such as Taekwondo, Mixma Martial Arts, Yang Taiji, Chen Taiji, Bagua, Wingchun and then SPMKF in 2014. I train often in soft and hard bridge gongs, as well as partner drills when I can. I am currently not aligned with any particular linage or school, but look forward to training under the Hakka Mantis system.