Tom's experience and expertise is in the basic biomechanics of how human bodies work. He practiced Aikido for seventeen years, obtaining a 3rd degree black belt before retiring. He is an advanced practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy®, a bodywork discipline that combines deep tissue and alignment work. Tom started his Zen training in 1977 under the guidance of Tanouye Roshi and became a certified Zen teacher in 1986. He has been conducting clinics for horseback riders since 2000.