• Started martial arts on August 20, 1973 at the age of 13
  • Studied the style of Okinawa Shorin Ryu under Mr. Ed Daniel at the Dallas School of Karate
  • Competed in and won numerous karate tournaments as a junior and as an adult
  • As a junior competitor, he won the U.S. Karate Championship
  • Santae received his black belt in May 1978
  • In November 1987, he won the I.S.K.A. featherweight world title in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in May 2005
  • In 2000, he was inducted into 2 halls of fame (Texas Martial Arts Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame)
  • From 2005-2006, he was an assistant coach for the Texas Team in the World Combat League
  • In June 2011, Santae was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master by Mr. Ed Daniel & the AKBBA board members
  • Taught at the Texas Self-Defense Academy and currently instructs at Guy Mezger's Combat Sports Club