A Southern California native, Mr. Chavez began his training in Karate in 1985. He earned his First Degree Black Belt in 1992 and then his Second Degree in 1996. He also earned a First Degree in Kenpo in 2000 and holds a Second Degree in Tae Kwon Do. Mr. Chavez has trained in Judo, Aikido, Tang So Do and kickboxing. He began teaching karate in 1989 and has been teaching at Frederick Martial Arts since 2013.