started his Kung Fu training in Spring of 1983 at the age of 23 years
old. His first class was at Brookdale Community College were he took
a Tai Chi and Shaolin class which was offered on the same night. Prior
to this, he had no martial arts training.
After completing this 8 week community education class, he continued
to practice what he had learned on his own until the end of that summer.
Then, in September of the year, he started private study with Patrick
Hanvey and Mark Gates. His main style of practice was Northern Shaolin
Long Fist. After completing this material, he then continued on to study
Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kua Chuan, Hsing Yi Chuan, and Qigong.
After completing Shaolin training with Pat and Mark, Dominick was introduced
to Sifu Randy Elia of Peter Kwoks Kung Fu Academy in February of 1993,
where he then continued his training in Northern Shaolin Chuan and internal
In July of 1990 Dominick became a full partner of the Academy and began
instructing students on behalf of the Academy. The Academy was a part-time
endeavor in addition to his full time regular job.
Then in March of 1993, he opened his own location in Brick, New Jersey
to the teach arts which he had learned. In September of 1998, Dominick
left his full time position to embark on a new career in providing Kung
Fu training on a full time basis to all those who wished to learn.