C.O.B.R.A.™ certified Instructor and licensed trainings facility owner of C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense Pembroke Pines.
Since his teenage years Thomas was involved in the Martial Arts. His first martial arts experience began with Judo followed by Ju-Jutsu. After a break from the martial arts because of work related issues, including his German Military Service in the German Air Force, he continued his training after moving to the U.S.A.
In 1993 he began training Modern Arnis (Philippine Stick Fighting), under Guru Adam Castillo, which he continued until 1998. At such time he founded Offensive Defense Inc., a self-defense company teaching the public the use of non-lethal weapons. He is Offensive Defense Inc’s President and Instructor.
In 1999 he started studying Wing Tzun Kung-Fu and Latosa Escrima in the AWTO (American Wing Tsun Organization) that later became EBMAS (Emin Boztepe Martial Arts System) under its founder Dai-Sifu Emin Boztepe. In 2002 Thomas took over the class from his local instructor, Sihing Joe Goersmeyer, and started concentration offering Wing Tzun and Escrima through Offensive Defense Inc.
Back in 2016 he received his Sifu title and currently holds the 2nd Technician level in Wing Tzun and 9th Student level in Latosa Escrima.
In 2017 Thomas became C.O.B.R.A.™ certified and opened a C.O.B.R.A.™ certified location to increase Offensive Defense Inc. choices of programs to the public.
He is proud to be associated with C.O.B.R.A.™, the nations most recognized Program of Self-Defense, and to help the public with the many “one of a kind” and “top notch” programs, that C.O.B.R.A.™ has to offer.
Thomas is a German Kuechen Meister (German Master Chef) and worked for over 23 years in that field. The last 6 of those years he was the Culinary Arts Instructor at the Miami Job Corps Center.
Currently he is working as a case manager for a cost containment company.