A little of my history:
I briefly studied martial arts when I was about nine. My father and I started seriously training in 1981 in Shotokan. Since then I am ranked in Shotokan, Ryukyu Kempo, Kyusho Certified, Modern Arnis, Chen Taichi Chuan, Dr. Paul Lam Osteoperosis and fall prevention Taichi and always a student. I am a member of Hogan Karate International. My dad and I taught at Forest High School for many years and then ran a commercial school, Young’s Karate, for many years after than. Currently I teach a small group at my home: “Kungfu Soup.” A casual mixture of martial arts self-defense, etc. and… soup. My wife cooks! Yum!!!
I have had opportunity to train with some amazing, incredible, internationally recognized (and obscure) martial artists – they have given me the tools I needed. It is my prayer to pass them on to others.
Black belt is the beginning of learning. I really like that old school black belts would turn white from wear n tear – back to the beginning.