Dwight Trower began his martial arts training in 1981. He has trained primarily in the arts of Tae Kwon Do, Filipino Kali, Lee Jun Fan, Muay Thai, and Silat. Since 1991, he has been the owner and Director of Instruction at St. Louis Family Martial Arts Academy. In 2010 he began developing a standalone martial arts curriculum for teenagers and adults with Down syndrome and similar disabilities. In 2018 he was recognized as The Pujols Family Foundation Partner of The Year for his work in the martial arts and Down Syndrome community.