Master Hidetaka Nishiyama

This is a page for nothing in particular, just links to things that I do or read or just find interesting.

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.

I have a few hobbies, but one is the martial arts. I started training in Shotokan Karate in 1991 in Minneapolis and earned a blackbelt in 1993 testing under Master Hidetaka Nishiyama (pictured on the left). Since then I have trained in Boston, New York, and Austin, and for short periods of time in France, Ireland, and India. I currently train with Senseis Kris Haight and Cathy Cline through the Western Washington Shotokan Karate Club,which is under the direction of Master Cathy Cline. I have also trained in Brazilian Jiujitsu.

I also love to surf at various places along the Pacific Northwest Coast.