Skills/Hobbies

Richard also likes to learn new skills that also help with acting and other endeavours.

He has over 28 years martial arts experience including training in Judo, Kickboxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu (CRCA), Tai Chi, Capoeira and he holds a 1st Dan in WT Taekwondo. Training with Pilseung TKD in Blacksburg, VA and is studying ITF style Taekwondo where he holds a 1st gup. He Currently teaches ITF style Taekwondo  Lenoir, NC and Hickory, NC with Saeng Jeon Do

He also studies Balintawak Arnis Escrima and currently holds a level 2 certification from Grand Master Bobby Taboada .

In addition he holds a Level 1 Combatives certification from Grand Master Floydd Yodder

He also at a hobby level works on a number of circus skills such as juggling (balls & clubs), Poi, Contact juggling, fire breathing and gymnastics.

Taekwondo Black Belt Award