Shawn has been training in Martial Arts since 1980 when he began studying Hungar Style Kung Fu. After learning several martial art styles such as Shomak, Jong Park Tae Kwon Do, White Crane Style Kung Fu and Muay Thai, he found his element with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and the instructor who would inspire him to open his own school. In 1990 he began teaching JKD Concepts, Bruce Lee’s legacy to the greater martial arts community.
True to the essence of JKD, Shawn continues to study many different martial arts and holds instructor level ranks in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts, as well as the title of Dog Brother for his many bouts fighting full contact with sticks. Shawn is very active in his own training, upgrading his knowledge and opening new lines of study. Most recently, Shawn has begun lead a Silat training group, beginning this September as suggested by his instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto.
Currently, Shawn is the founder and head instructor at Zirger Academy of Martial Arts.