With multiple Black Belts and over 30 years of Martial Arts experience, Charlie has lived, taught, and competed in martial arts in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Rio De Janeiro, Germany, and throughout the U.S starting at the age of 5.

He has trained and mentored thousands of people in various forms of Martial Arts, fitness, defensive tactics, and sports programs. His students range from youth to grandparents, hobbyists to UFC Champions, Olympic medalists, Navy SEALs, San Diego Padres, underprivileged children and troubled youths.

In 1999, Charlie opened the SD Fight Club, and is San Diego’s longest standing MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) School.  As one of San Diego’s pioneer MMA fighters and a original member of the “Abu Dhabi Combat Club”, Charlie has won multiple titles in BJJ and Judo.  He is also the only fighter to compete for a World Title in four different weight classes.  In June of 2000, Charlie brought the title home as the new “King of the Cage” Light Weight World Champion.

Charlie was a star athlete in baseball and football at Christian High School in El Cajon, Charlie and went on the playing football at Grossmont College.  He then transferred to UCSD where he received a BA in Psychology, Pre-med, with a concentration in “Injury and Prevention, of Sport”.

During his first years as a professional MMA fighter, Charlie also worked in Middle and High Schools throughout San Diego County as an academic advisor and school counselor, where he  help thousands of students in their pursuit for higher education.