GeneralObviously martial arts, history, writing, movies, reading, psychology, physiology, religion, and the mighty Washington State University (WAZZU) football team. The CFL (Canadian Football League) - Three downs and no Fair Catch...yes.
MusicI only ask that it is good. I like everything from The Blues in general, some classic rock, some punk, chant, Fu Manchu, Buddy Guy, Avo Part, Toe Tag, Motorhead, The Midnight Idols, The Derailers, James McMurtry, Warren Zevon. Nick Lowe, St. Germain, Iggy Pop, Green Pajamas, Buck Owens, Down With People, Oasis, Zeke.
MoviesThe Quiet Man, Last Samurai, Dr. Strange Love. Double Indemnity, The Machinist, Memento, North by Northwest, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Waiting for Guffman, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Austin Powers, Trailer Park Boys, Into Great Silence, A Man For All Seasons.
BooksI read many books a year. So it is hard to say, the subjects are all over the place. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was, “Read outside your industry.” A few of the books I have written are: The Way of Sanchin Kata; The Application of Power. The Way of Kata. co-authored with L.A. Kane. Also, Lessons from the Dojo Floor. All available for Amazon.com
HeroesI don’t really have heroes I have people the have qualities that I admire like Winston Churchill, Stonewall Jackson, Mother Theresa, St. Anthony, Padre Pio, and a lot of people around the world that quietly go about the business of doing the right thing, even when it is the hardest choice.
About me:Based in Seattle I teach Goju-Ryu Karate primarily but also teach Kobudo and Judo at our dojo, the West Seattle Karate Academy. Tae Kwon Do was the first art I trained in starting at age 15. (1976) Goju-Ryu followed later as with Judo. Having traveled to other countries to teach and to learn (Asia, Europe, and North America) I have found that karate and the martial arts in general serves as an international passport to some of the greatest people I have ever met. I wish everybody in the arts to be as fortunate as I have been in my training, teaching, and making new friends across the world.
The West Seattle Karate Academy Website is www.WestSeattleKarate.com
Who I'd like to meet:Any Time in History? Boadicea, Dick Cavett, Hannibal Barca, Eric Hoffer, Little Turtle, Stonewall Jackson, Annie Oakley, Mary, Richard Nixon, St. Anthony of the Desert, Orson Wells, Tommy Bolin, Magellan, Plato, Aristotle, Buddy Hackett, Tesla, Rod Serling, Ray Nitschke, Johnny Winter, the author of "Q", Jimmy Stewart, Dennis Miller, Padre Pio, Thomas Merton.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
West Seattle Karate Academy
- Seattle, Wa US