Richard served 8 years as a United States Marine. As a Marine, he instructed the Marine Corps Boxing team in Hawaii during his enlistment.
His military occupation was Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. After his enlistment was completed, Rick worked as an emergency communication specialist in Idaho which involved working with the Department Of Homeland Security activating Amber Alerts, rural ambulances, Lifeflight, and handling 911 calls. Rick discovered through his job experience that the best line of defense is yourself in nearly every situation.
Richard saw a segment of Commando Krav Maga on the Discovery Channel TV Show: Human Weapon in 2009. This inspired him to become a certified instructor. After a background check and interview with chief instructor Moni Aisik, Richard was accepted into the CKM instructor course and trained by one of Moni's elite team instructors. With Moni's advice to have the mindset of an "empty cup", Richard passed at the top of his class. Since then he has had the privilege to be trained personally by Mr Aisik along with the best of Moni's team instructors.
Richard strives to provide the best quality of training to all students practicing Commando Krav Maga.