Shawn started training in Kung Fu in 2004, with his current Sifu, Anthony Jardim. He has also studied WingTsun Kung Fu under Sifu Rudolph Van Greuning and Sifu Kevin Stewart. Seeking to deepen his knowledge and skills, Shawn has attended Wing Chun seminars with Grand Masrer Yip Chun, Sifu Randy Williams and Sifu Samuel Kwok. Furthermore in his 22 year Martia Arts journey, he has also experimented with other Martial Arts such as Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and Escrima.
Soon after starting training with Anthony, Shawn met Dai Sifu Emin Botzepe and started training in the EBMAS system.