Ed's study of the Martial Arts encompasses nearly 30 years of training in a variety of fighting systems such as Karate, Savate, Muay Thai, Ju Jutsu, Kali, Boxing,Wrestling, and Jeet Kune Do. His instruction, based upon an in-depth analysis of different forms of combative movement, is designed to help an actor develop a sense of physical awareness that goes beyond absorbing the basics of stage combat. This training allows the actor to foster the mind-body connection and creates a broader pallet for the performer to draw upon. Ed holds a black belt or equivalent rank and instructor's certification in several Martial Arts including Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Savate and Karate. Ed has fought in a variety of categories including Kickboxing, Karate and "No Rules" competitions. As an instructor and pre-production fight trainer he has worked with a variety of actors and celebrities including, Val Kilmer and Chris O'Donnell for Batman Forever, John Malkovitch, Randy Quaid, Julie Ann Moore, and Mira Sorvino, among many others. As an actor Ed has appeared in lead roles in several feature length films, as a guest star in several series and held a lead role in a nighttime series, which ran in syndication for two seasons.