In 2008, Mr. Hughes followed Master Broughman to Triple Boxing of Woodstock, Ga. There he refined his art, focusing only on Muay Thai & American boxing, under Master Broughamn, Master Parviz Nikkhoo, & boxing coach Nathan Livramento.
Mr. Hughes is a 5 time graduate of the A.I.K.I.A. Karate College national seminar. He has had the honor & privilege to train with or attend seminars from some of the finest martial arts instructors in the United States. Included are legends of the arts, Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, Michael Depasquale, Mark Hatmaker, Willie “Bam” Johnson, Scott Yates, Renzo Gracie, Brooks Miller and many others. This diversity of training gives Mr. Hughes a unique perspective as to the state of American Martial arts.
Mr. Hughes also is an avid distance runner, having competed in numerous road races.
Mr. Hughes is a 1986 Magna Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, with interest in natural medicine and herbal therapy.
11/01/1997-lst Degree Black Belt under Grandmaster Jim Sams 08/30/98- lst Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Jim Sams 08/20/2003-2~~2nd Dan Black Belt under Grandmaster Jim Sams Sajido www.sajidoaacademy.com
10/28/2004- Kru ; Muay Thai Kickboxing under Master Eddie Camden -Tiger Martial Arts 01/25/2008- Instructor level; Muay Thai Kickboxing under Master Eddie Camden -Tiger Martial Arts www.tigeracademy.com
02/01/2008-Began intensive Muay Thai study under Master Parviz Nikkhoo. www.tripleboxing.com
03/01/2011-Accepted teaching position under Master Joe Powers at Total Boxing www.TotalBoxing.net