Sensei Sheldon is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Karate and a 4th Dan in Kobudo, with over fourty years of training and experience. Sheldon is a student of Kyoshi Patrick Haley, 8th Degree (USA), and Kyoshi Claude Johnson, 8th Degree (South Africa).
- Seven Degree Black belt in Karate
- Fourth Degree Black Belt in Kobudo
- Bronze Medal in 2014 WKF Australian National Karate Championships for Kumite
- International Instructors license from the Shorinkan Association – Shihan Certificate
- International Executive member of Shorin Ryu South Africa
- Tour Organiser for international training between various countries eg. South Africa, America, Australia and Canada
- Thirteen times to Okinawa, Japan where he has trained and graded in front of Shogoro Nakazato and Minoru Nakazato