Began his martial arts training at the age of 18. In 1984 after a few months of traditional training, he was introduced to the dynamic blend of martial arts of the Inosanto group. Today, Sifu Clarke is the only certified Full Instructor in the Pacific Northwest authorized by Guro Dan Inosanto to teach and promote the Filipino Martial Arts and Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do.
Mr. Clarke is also an affiliate of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA headed by Ajarn Surachai Sirisute. Clarke holds the position of Washington State TBA/USA Representative. He also holds Instructor ratings from noted instructors Erik Paulson and Burt Richardson.
As a contract instructor for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Clarke has trained officers and deputies from city, county, state and even federal agencies. He is routinely acknowledged as one of the top-rated civilian instructors in the area for his contributions to the training of law enforcement.
Mr. Clarke has been published in Inside Kung Fu and Tactical Knives magazines. He has also been featured on the cover of Full Contact magazine and is nationally recognized as an authority on Kali/JKD.