Sensei Connolly was an active competitor on many different tournament circuits such as: FAME, FBBA, FSKA, to name a few.
Sensei Connolly attained his rank of black belt in July of 1995 under the direction of Sensei Reizner. As a reward for his achievement he assumed teaching responsibilities of The Miramar-Civic Center Dojo the very dojo he began training in under Sensei Smith, and became a Sensei of his own dojo. He continued to play a strong role in assisting his Sensei at his other Dojos:
Miramar-Fairway Park Recreation CenterMiramar-Coceano Youth CenterPembroke Pines-Price Park Recreation Center
In 2003 Sensei Connolly moved away from his hometown Hollywood, Florida to Burbank, California where he actively practices and teaches Karate.