Mr. Vickers began his "official" martial arts training at the Boy's Club in Dothan, Alabama in 1976. The style was Kepkan Karate and he obtained a Yellow Belt. He next trained in Shaolin Five Ancestor's Fist (now known as Wu Zu Quan) from 1981 to 1985 where he earned the rank of First Degree Black Belt. He began training in Shao-Lin Tao with Master Michael Reid at CSC-Marietta in 1995. and obtained his First Degree Black Belt from Grandmaster Sin Kwang The' in September of 1998. He opened and has served as the Chief Instructor of the Shaolin-Tao Club in Rome, Georgia since 2000. Mr. Vickers also has training in the arts of Shotokan Karate, Russian Sambo, Tae Kwon Do and Jeet Kune Do.