Tyler began his Wado Ryu karate training at the Mountainside Martial Arts Center in 2006 at the age of 9. He earned his blackbelt, Shodan level, in 2013 and continued to train at the dojo into his senior year at Desert Vista High School.
Tyler was accepted into the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and was awarded a Provost academic scholarship. He is on the Dean’s list and in his junior year at ASU pursuing a double major in Finance and Computer Science. Tyler’s past and present accomplishments can be attributed to the values and tenacity he developed learning Wado Ryu karate techniques and discipline from Sensei Rick.