I have spent a good part of my childhood living in third world countries around Southeast Asia. During that time I came to appreciate the way people there lived with minimal infrastructure. This helped shape some of my personality and how I approach life and training. I have always trained in some type of combative arts since I was 10 years old. Over several decades I have had the pleasure of studying and training with some of the best instructors in their fields. This interest is what guided me into my current occupation. I am a professional knifemaker who specializes in tactical and defensive blades. I am one of the first knifemakers to start the tactical folder movement. I operate Elishewitz Custom Knives and Tactician Concepts with my wife Valerie. Below you'll find a list of my accomplishments in the different fields that I have participated in. This will give you a better understanding of my background, what I have achieved and done.