Philip started his martial arts training in high school wrestling in the late 1980’s. After high school he started training Judo at the Baltimore Judo Club under John Anderson (8th Dan) in 1994. He later trained Judo under Wayne Mandell (5th Dan) in Columbia, MD earning his brown belt (ikkyu) in 1996. He discovered BJJ in 1997 and has been a student since then. Lloyd Irvin awarded him his black belt in BJJ on January 10th, 2009.
Copa Atlantica 2003 - Gold
Copa Atlantica 2004 - Gold
Yamasaki-JiuJitsu Gear Championship 2005 - Silver
Capital Grappling Classic 2005 - Gold
Copa Atlantica - 2006 - Gold
Pan Ams 2007 - Gold (Senior-1)
Pan Ams 2007 - Bronze (Open Senior-1)