Hobbies/Activities: besides karate, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, Softball, Hockey,
Outstanding Karate Memories/Moments: Something that stands out the most in my head is when Robert Gilbert and I were sparring and he threw a roundhouse punch and hit me in the side of the head. That was the first time I've ever seen stars. it might not be a good memory but now I know that Robert can punch hard!!!
Future Goals: I plan to someday have my own karate club and be a master sensei. I never want to stop training. Maybe I will try a different style of karate but I will never quit Shotokan. Outside of karate, I plan to go to college but I haven't yet figured out what I want to major in but it will be something that has to do with science.
Current emphasis of karate study: I am trying to train and practice everyday. Most of the time I will but I'm usually busy. I'm trying to put some things aside so I can practice. I would like to be able to do all of the kata I know, backwards. it will take some time but that's what I'm working on.
Favorite karate saying/slogan: The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle
Favorite Karate Book: Notes on training
Date Awarded Shodan: November 17, 2004