Sensei Charlie began his martial arts training under his parents at five years old in 1991. Sensei Charlie has competed in open circuit karate, wrestling and Judo. He is an active traditional sport karate kumite and kata competitor, competing at a national level in the USA Karate Nationals and the USA Open. Sensei Charlie is tall and thin, but has been most successful in the full contact and knockdown karate area, often defeating fighters who appear to be stronger. He has competed in full contact karate events in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Charlie Sensei uses form and strategy to succed in the ring, two attributes which make him a sought after teacher and coach at Ramtown Karate.