Owner of Columbus Saber Academy and a national fight director for The Saber Legion, Tom brings over 30yrs of martial arts experience with him to Combat Con. Starting his official training in Tae Kwon Do in 1987 during college and continuing under Suk Jun Kim TKD in NYC after graduation., in 1997 Tom started training in the Bujinkan under Mark Guest and classical Italian foil under Maestro Ramon Martinez at Martinez Academy of Arms.
Ninpo and fencing training continued after moving from NYC to Westerville Ohio in 2008, as well as going back to TKD for another 6yrs. In Jan of 2016 Tom founded Columbus Saber Academy and joined in with The Saber Legion. In the past two years, Tom’s training has continued in Italian saber and sidesword as well as German longsword.
“Work hard. Train Hard. Never stop Learning. Failure is just a step along the way.”