• The Dance

    The Dance is inspired by the harmonious balance of opposing elements and the magic of their interaction. This piece is very personal to me as it embodies the essence of all arts that I have learned and practice – natural movement, stillness, balance, and transformation. The image came to me when when I inherited my…

  • Integrated Living & Well-Being

    Private presentation on integrated living and well-being that focused on clarity, communication, and stress management. This event was part of a 2 day work retreat for US Aid. It was a true honor and pleasure to be able to share my work with such wonderful people. Special thanks to Cristina Olive for inviting me to…

  • Swordsmanship Camp

    12 consecutive nights of training that explored the spectrum of swordsmanship from survival to spiritual cultivation. Each night built upon the previous and covered posturing, movements, applications, principles, philosophies, and history. The workshop took place from December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017 and included a special new year’s blessing that consisted of the offering…

  • Plane Perspectives

    2016, Paint on concrete, ink on paper, 7’ 11” x 17’ 2” This is a piece about movement and stillness and their roles in gaining insight about oneself and the things that we are a part of. The elements of the piece are from previous bodies of work – 36”x36” Zen circle (2013) and “Attainment”…

  • Thriving Movements

    Two day workshop series consisting of six courses. The purpose of the series was to a provide new perspective and approach to movement in training and in daily life. Participants experienced a variety  of applications of simple movement set that included improved body awareness, balance, mobility and strength, health and wellness. Other topic covered in…

  • Art & Spirituality

    All day workshop focusing on the background and core principals of spiritual cultivation and art. Participants experienced the link between art and spiritual development through the creation of zen circles (enso) and the tracing of ancient sutras. Special thanks to Simply Hoetsu for organizing and hosting this event and Angie Tsak for the wonderful photos.

  • Fire Strength

    One week immersive retreat that explored the spectrum of human development from survival to spiritual cultivation. Through fire, one of the most fundamental forces of life, participants experienced how to thrive with nature as our ancestors did. Activities included how to make fire with sticks, how to fashion tools from things found in the environment,…

  • Large Zen Circles

    Each Zen Circle is a custom piece that is done with one slow and intentional brush stroke. The process begins with the desired meaning of the circle. Once this is provided I begin my process of embodying the essence of that meaning. Each circle is created with the essence of the meaning and its recipients…

  • The Anatomy of Inegrity

    Presentation on how to build integrity done at the 2015 Hawaii Wealth Summit. Content of the presentation was taken from my written work titled The Anatomy of Integrity. Special thanks to Paul Xavier and the coordinators for inviting me to be a part of the event. Photo credit: Luis Silos  

  • Heart Resonance

    Meditation workshop for that focused on understanding the relationship between the mind, body, and emotions through the physical heart beat. The goal of the workshop was to give attendees a practice that integrates personal cultivation, daily life, and the achieving goals. Special thanks to Yoga Hawaii for the awesome space and my good friend Arvin…

  • Pilgrimage to Wudang

    Three week pilgrimage trip to Wudang Mountain in China with six of my students from different parts of the US (New York, Washington DC, Arizona, and Hawaii) to experience and honor where most of our martial, healing, meditation, and shamanic knowledge originated. The main purpose of the trip was to reconnect with and pay respects…

  • Purification Retreat

    One week immersive retreat at Woodfield Farm and Wellness Adventures where I shared purification practices from my shaman and swordsman training. Participants got to experience how these ancient practices are still very relevant and needed in today’s world.  We picked fresh vegetables for our meals from the organic garden on the property and had three…

  • The Heart of a Swordsman

    Presentation on the relationship between swordsmanship, art, daily living, and well-being. The event was part of the Body Mind Spirit Expo held at the Hawaii Convention Center.

  • Bagua Qigong

    One day workshop on the core movements of the art of Bagua (a martial art based on the 8 forces of nature). The purpose of the workshop was give participants a simple and fluid movement set that can be used as a daily practice for balance, stress relief, and centering. This event is a great…

  • Light Mandalas

    This body of work is a study of movement and shapes. The images were created by taking long exposure photographs of me doing martial forms with various light sources. The Sword series (2012) was done with a long light source and was taken from above whilst the Kung Fu series (2010) was done with small…

  • Spiritual Journey

    Three week, 200 mile trek through the Himalayas with seven of my friends and students that took us to a height of almost 18,000 ft. The purpose of the trip was the transmission of knowledge and transformation. Through new and humbling experiences, physical exhaustion, sharing, and introspection we were able to access and shape different…

  • Working with SWAT

    Weekend private workshop for the Gilbert, AZ SWAT team and my private martial arts students. The purpose of workshop was effective joint locking and restraints and drills to increase mobility and dexterity. Special thanks to Ed Morales for inviting me to work with the SWAT team and Ryan Bader and the Power MMA & Fitness…

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    Presentation and open discussion for the the Hawaii Jaycees on creativity and how to maximize resources. This event was held at my studio.

  • Smithsonian Project

    Commemorative piece titled “I Am Today’s Filipino” done for the centennial anniversary of the first major wave of Filipino migration to the U.S. The installation provided an intimate glimpse into 100 individual lives and experiences that reflect the collective story of the Filipino community in 2006.  This project was done in collaboration with my good…