Grandmaster Craig M. Boardman began training in martial arts in 1973. Grandmaster Boardman is a certified and recognized 10th Degree Black Belt / Judan in the art of Goshin Jitsu Ryu, and awarded the title of Sho Dai Soke. He is the founder of Boardman Goshin Jitsu Ryu International, and also the founder of Boardman's International Bodyguard Service.

Grandmaster Boardman has worked in many types of security: unarmed uniformed security, armed uniformed security, and armed plain clothes security. He has worked as a bouncer for many nightclubs, and has worked as a professional bodyguard, and as a professional martial arts instructor. The focus, discipline, and self control learned in his martial arts training, are essential for his work in the field of professional security.

Grandmaster Boardman has trained under Grandmaster Mu Chang, Grandmaster Wally Jay, and Grandmaster George Dillman, to name a few.  They taught him powerful and efficient street self defense.  Grandmaster Boardman holds multiple Black Belts in various disciplines. He studies and trains in street applications of Jujitsu and Kyusho Jitsu (Pressure Point Fighting) for comprehensive self defense.

He has been inducted into many martial arts Halls of Fame. He is a certified Protection Specialist, a certified instructor of Chinese Kenpo Karate, and a certified Master of Budo. He has extensive training in Kyusho Jitsu, Torite Waza, Shime Waza, Nage Waza, Atemi Waza, Goshin Waza, Katame Waza , Sound Projection, and Transitional Flow. Grandmaster Craig M. Boardman is a recognized comprehensive Martial Artist.