Tony is a Brooklyn native who started his martial arts training at the age of 15 with "Buddha Hand Wing Chun" under Sifu Henry Leung. He distinctly remembers "holding a wall sit for long periods while curling a pickle jar filled with water." While he hated it at the time, he says "it was probably the greatest character building exercise of all time" and it kickstarted a long journey into martial arts.
Since then, Tony has trained under a number of different styles and systems, including Wushu, Kyusho Jitsu, Jeet Kun do, Kali, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jujitsu.
His eye for detail that has been developed by years of being a professional instructor/trainer at various martial arts academies and studios.