Leland began training in karate at another dojo around the age of five and has been with FSDC since 2007. At first his training was irregular and he made very slow progress until his schedule changed in 2011 when he was able to train more regularly. He earned his first degree black belt in 2016.
Throughout his karate career Leland has competed in the FSDC and Canton tournaments multiple times (since he was a purple belt) and has attended the KIAI tournament once. He has competed in kumite, weapons, individual and team kata and has won awards in every category.
If not training or working, Leland enjoys spending time with friends, writing, or playing videogames.