Travis began coaching individuals in 1994 when he secured employment at the prestigious Minakami Karate Dojo (Hayashi-ha Shitoryu-kai) in Seattle, USA.
The position afforded him the opportunity to teach and interact with many skilled national and international competitors, plus acquire valuable experience in the managerial operations of training facilities.
Travis took a hiatus from coaching and relocated to Japan in 2000 for graduate study at the University of Tokyo to explore interests in biological sciences and continue his personal martial arts practice. However, chronic injury forced Travis to minimize his athletic endeavors.
His prolonged recovery made him seriously question the validity of accepted traditional rehabilitation and conditioning protocols, propelling him into thorough study of human movement science and a return to the field of health-athletic-fitness consulting.
He has studied directly with some of the brightest individuals in the world, and his extensive applicable knowledge base covers the conditioning spectrum from rehabilitation to injury prevention to performance:
Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) - Gray Institute
Functional Manual Reaction (FMR) - Gray Institute
Exercise Coach - C.H.E.K Institute
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (USA)
Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (USA)
Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor Level 1 - HealthExcel
Travis' highly individualized approach and undeniable results have garnered him praise from both clients and colleagues alike.
Known for his open mindedness and continuous desire to improve, Travis is a vocal proponent of looking beyond specific modalities to appreciate the unifying principles that govern the health and function of human beings.
He is rapidly gaining popularity in Japan as an educator on the topics of holistic health, functional anatomy and conditioning–encouraging and empowering students to think independently and believe in their abilities.