Mr. Johnson began his training in 1985 at the Delaware Budokan. In 1986 he became a lifetime member of the American Independent Tae Kwon Do Federation. He began teaching in 1988 and, while in basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, GA., he was asked to assist with hand-to-hand combat training instruction. During Operation Desert Shield, while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, he organized and conducted a regular karate class for interested personnel. Also during Desert Shield, he designed a close quarters hand-to-hand combat program for the troops of his battalion.   From April 1992 to April 1994 he was a member of the American Independent Karate Instructors Association. In 2002 he became a member of the Chikurin Ha Heki Ryu and in August 2004 he became a member of the Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors. In addition, Mr. Johnson was the editor for the Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors Online Magazine in 2006. In August 2006 he re-entered military service by re-enlisting into the Army National Guard. Mr. Johnson graduated from the military's Warrior Leadership course with Commandant's List Honors in February 2007. In March 2007 Mr. Johnson became a member of the International Hoplology Society and in May 2007 he became a member of the Governor's Ten in Pistol competition. Mr. Johnson successfully graduated from Multi-line Transmission Operator/Maintainer's course in June 2007 and in July he successfully graduated from Air Assault school. In February 2008 Mr. Johnson was invited to become a member of the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary. In October 2009 Mr. Johnson returned from serving in Iraq in the Global War on Terrorism.


Mr. Johnson is also a Personal Trainer and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). My Johnson is a member of the SALUTE National Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. Mr. Johnson writes articles on Health & Fitness, Personal Safety, and Martial Arts for local and international publications.