Mr. Swallow began his martial arts training in System 5 Combat Karate at the young age of 6. It was during this training that Mr. Swallow was introduced to Mr. Woodall who was the head instructor under Master Sensei Steve Fossum. Mr. Swallow trained off and on until the school was closed in 1998, eventually obtaining the rank of Purple Belt. Mr. Swallow then resumed training with Mr. Woodall in 2003, making him Mr. Woodall’s longest training student. He also designed and created the website for Woodall's Self-Defense and Fitness Centers.