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Sensei Dylan started his martial arts journey as a White Belt in 2004, the same year we established Shaolin Studios in Pittsburgh! As one of our very first students, Sensei Dylan notes that he learned the same exact five animal rules that we teach today. “Learning these at a young age allowed me to adapt them to my own life and help guide me even today.”
You may not know that Sensei Dylan has a love of reptiles, and he even has pet snakes! His first and oldest is a corn snake named Snakey. Because of him, Sensei Dylan’s favorite kung fu animal style is the snake.
Sensei Dylan earned his 4th Degree Black Belt (Yondan) in the fall of 2020. He began teaching with SDSS in 2016. “I love watching students progress through the belt ranks. I see a younger version of myself in many of them and helping them to succeed and achieve their goals is very rewarding for me.”
We are so grateful to have Sensei Dylan as part of our amazing instructor team!