About Me: I have a passion for the art of Soo Bahk Do. I started training in the art when I was 9 yrs. old. I had the honor to train with Master Robert Thompson ( Dan Bon 1791 ), and for 17 yrs I traveled to Detroit to train with Sa Bom Nim C.I. Kim ( Dan Bon 475 ). I miss Sa Bom Nim Kim. He taught me so much about the art. The last 3 yrs. I've been recovering from a total hip replacement. now am having problems with my left prosthetic. I had a revision performed on my left hip on 05/18/2016
I had serious complications after that procedure. I also have a kidney disease, and pain in my lumbar area. One of my physicians burned my lumbar nerves to decrease the pain. Recently I found out that I have neuropathy. My surgeon told me that the martial arts is what saved me from having the total hip procedure done at an earlier age.I had my 6th surgery at O.S.U. hospital on 06/14/19. Am Now (11/08/2019) having problems with my right shoulder. I will have surgery on my shoulder 07/15/20. My 7th surgery. During all of my issues I have learned more about In Nae. The art of Soo Bahk Do I has helped prepare me mentally for these surgeries.I do plan on returning to active training once I heal my body,
Interests: Reading, watching movies. Walking with my dog Coco. Staying connected with Soo Bahk Do through the use of Soo Bahk Do Institute.
Favorite Movies: Cool Hand Luke.
Favorite Music: Rock-n-Roll, and blues such as Stevie R. Vaughn, Jimi Henderix, Buddy Guy, B.B. King & Kenny Wanye Shephard,Muddy Waters, Joe Bonamassa,and Johnny Lang.