• 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 Mezger Martial Arts