Philip grew up inSouth Florida and attended the University of Florida in Gainsville. He studied studied Computer Engineering and currently works in that field. He started his Aikido training while in college at the University of Florida Aikido Club under Ward Wilson Sensei.
Phil moved to Orlando in 2006 where he joined Shindai Aikikai Aikido Dojo. He continued his training at Shindai Aikikai under Dennis Hooker Sensei and the Sr. Instructors of Shindai. In 2012 he was promoted to Shodan. In addition Phil travels across the United States training Aikido with some of the top instructors of the Art.
Along with his Aikido study Philip trains in the sword art Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu with Gil Gillespie Sensei and participates in the Ginjukai Daito-Ryu study group.