Andrew has been training in Taekwondo since he was 6 years old. In 1995, He became a certified ATA Blackbelt. While continuing his martial arts training, Andrew remained an active participant in other sports, which included varsity wrestling at J.P. Stevens High School (Class of Æ01).
By 2003, he received his second-degree black belt from Master Herb Perez (1992 Olympic Gold Medalist), sharing the same mentor as Master Angelo Perez. Later that same year, Andrew was named Program Director of the Year for his outstanding work and commitment. His hard-work and dedication continues today as the head instructor and owner of USA Karate & Fitness of Springfield, NJ. In 2010, Andrew was named Owner of the Year at an international instructors convention.
Andrew has been a true leader at USA Karate & Fitness, not only to his students, but also to his colleagues. He always makes himself available for private lessons and personal training and goes above and beyond for anyone in need of help. Currently, Andrew holds the rank of a third degree blackbelt.