Began his martial arts journey in the 1980s under Edwin "PAPO" Pagan. He received his first Karate Black Belt under Mr Pagan in 1983. In 1988, he went to serve his country in the United States Army. While in the military Mr Gonzalez studied under Orlando Soto, receiving his fourth Dan in American Goju. Mr Gonzalez started studying Ed Parker's Kenpo in 1990 and has studied under several great instructors, both directly and in seminars. In 2001, Kenny met Sonny Puzikas and started training in Systema. In 2002, he met Vladimir Vasiliev and has been training and teaching Systema ever since.