This is a page for nothing in particular but time-pass.

I’m a Texan by birth but grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a few miles from two marvels of the world, the Corn Palace and Wall Drug.

Master Hidetaka NishiyamaI have few hobbies, but one is martial arts. I started training in Shotokan Karate in 1991 in Minneapolis with Sensei Laura Ocampo, Sensei Dave Gimberline, and Master Robert Fusaro. I earned a blackbelt in 1993 testing under Master Hidetaka Nishiyama (pictured on the left). Since then I have trained in Boston, New YorkAustin, France, Ireland, India, and Seattle. I also recently became interested in training in Brazilian Jiujitsu.