Master Grogin started training in Karate in 1987. Since then he lives martial arts. In 1992 he switched to Tae Kwon Do which to this day has remained his main style of focus. In 2005 he opened Pil-Sung Martial Arts in Albany, NY. Over his years in martial arts, Master Grogin has also spent time training in; Wu Shu, Wing Chun, Kung Fu, Capoeira, Kumdo, Gymnastics, & Extreme Martial Arts. He current holds a 5th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Black Belt in Karate and Combat Hapkido. Since the late 1980’s through now, Master Grogin competed in hundreds of martial arts tournaments, including World Tae Kwon Do Federation Tae Kwon Do, Wu shu, NASKA, KRANE, ISKA and USBA/WBA Breaking Competitions. He holds multiple titles in Tae Kwon Do Competitions as well as Breaking. He holds such titles as; North American Champion, European Champion and World Champion in competitive Breaking, as well as having been inducted into the Hall of Honors Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He was featured on ESPN2 multiple times.
In 2007 Master Grogin established the Annual North East Open Martial Arts tournament and showcase, held in Albany, NY annually. He is the co-founder of 518 Martial Arts, a local competition circuit in Upstate NY. He is on the Board of Advisors for the American Filipino Kun Tao Federation, is a repeat staff member of the Super Summers Seminars hosted by the Zen Do Kai International organization. He has also been a featured instructor at the World Kobudo Federations International Conventions.