Phil began his Wado Ryu karate training at the Mountainside Martial Arts Center in 2007 as a father son activity with his son, Tyler. In 2013 at the age of 51 he earned his blackbelt, Shodan level. Phil has had a successful careers in both the aerospace and medical device industries. He has both a bachelors and master’s degrees in Engineering from Iowa State and Arizona State Universities and a MBA from ASU. Phil has continued to train and teach at the dojo.