Erik began his martial arts training in Karate at age 8. He then expanded his studies to learn Shorinji Kempo in Japan. Upon returning to Canada, Erik joined Blood and Iron Martial Arts under Lee Smith in 2011. Erik has been running the Victoria expansion club to Blood and Iron Martial Arts since the summer of 2013.
Erik specializes in single-handed swords, such as dussack, messer, sabre, rapier, and side sword. However, Erik is also proficient with longsword, sword and buckler, and rapier and dagger. Erik has taken a multi-sport course through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and is Occupational First Aid Level 1 certified. Erik also has Oxygen Therapy and Equipment training for response in emergency situations.