Troy began studying karate in 1999 in Calgary under Sensei Andre Buret and shortly thereafter moved to Kingston Ontario where he trained in a similar style. He returned to Calgary in 2003 and has since attained the rank of Yondan in 2016 and Shihan in 2019 from Higashi Sensei.
He is interested in exploring the foundations of Chito Ryu karate established by O-Sensei, primarily the aspects pertaining to physical wellness and character development.
Troy has a Master’s degree in Biology and has taught college level anatomy and physiology. He currently manages a large research program at the University of Calgary.