Vinny first began his training at Mountainside Martial Arts in 2005. He achieved his black belt in the November of 2014 after nine years of intense training. In his thirteen years at Mountainside Martial Arts, Vinny learned focus and discipline and has devoted the dojos five precepts to his everyday life. In the summer of 2014, Vinny attended the US Nationals competition and contended against other karatekas from around the country. Currently, Vinny attends the University of California, Los Angeles and is double majoring in economics and political science. In the future, he has aspirations to become a lawyer.