- From 1991 – 1996 he was training full-contact Kyokushin Karate under Sensei Leszek Murawski.
- In 1996 he began training Aikido under Sensei Paul Vigiano.
- In 2003 he was awarded 1st Dan Black Belt and teaching license in Aikido from Shihan Katsumi Niikura the founder of International Budo Ryokukai.
- In 2007 he began hard training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- In 2009 promoted to Blue Belt in BJJ by Professor Jamel McCurry.
- In 2010 promoted to 2nd Dan in Aikido by Kevin Block Kyoshi Founder and Chief Instructor of the Chudokai Aikido Federation International.
- In 2011 promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ by Professor Jamel McCurry.
- In 2014 promoted to 3rd Dan in Aikido by Kevin Block Kyoshi Founder and Chief Instructor of the Chudokai Aikido Federation International
- In 2015 promoted to Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Professor Jamel McCurry and Professor Antwan Fresh.
- In 2015 joined Team Moreira
- In 2019 promoted to Assistant Instructor by Master Joe Moreira
- Szygowski Sensei works as a Sr. Network &Security Administrator.