in april 1947 gary was born in hardisty, alberta. he moved to calgary in 1952 .
Gary has been training in the martial arts over 30 years starting with Aikido in 1978 then switching to Tae Kwon-Do in 1980. Gary received his Black Belt from Master Chong Han in 1983.
2004 -Continental Open Martial Arts Association Canadian Champion Black Belt Sparring (35 years and over)
Western Canadian Karate Championships -3 time Black Belt Gold Medal Winner (45 years and over)
2006 -As a member of team Alberta placed 7th at the WKA Canadian Championships/Team Canada Trials in Hull Quebec in the Heavyweight Black Belt +35 years Sparring Division.
2006 -Qualified as a member of Team Canada to compete at the 1st World Martial Arts Games in Victoria B.C. where he won a Gold Medal in the Heavyweight Black Belt +46 years Sparring Division. Was chosen to carry the Canadian flag in opening ceremonies.
2008- Kicks Open Martial Arts Tournament Black Belt +35 Kata Gold Medal Winner
2009- Tiger Balm International Black Belt +35 years Kata Gold Medal Winner
2010- team canada member at 5th world martial arts games in los vagas. placed 2nd in Korean hand forms, 3rd place in Japanese bladed weapons., 3rd place in sparing. (45+ yr black belt)
2011- Tiger Balm International Black Belt +45 years 2nd in hard style hand forms, 3rd in sparring
team alberta qualifier for black belt 43+yrs, 1st place sparring, 3rd place 18+ korean hand hard style forms, 3rd 43+ hand hard style forms.