Martial Arts

My father learned self-defense techniques in the army. My mother learned Savate, a French form of kick-boxing, as a girl in France.

I studied Judo for a number of years as a boy (see picture). At age seventeen I suffered a fracture of my lower spine at the coccyx along with crushed spinal discs. Because of these injuries I did not participate in Judo again. I continue to be interested in Judo and other martial arts sports. Several of my friends and acquaintances practice Aikido, JuJitsu, Karate, or Tae Kwon Do.

During the years I competed actively in Judo, my favorite techniques included tai-otoshi, seoi-otoshi, and hiza-guruma. I won most all of my contest matches using one of those throws.

You may also be interested in some wrestling Web pages.


Fencing, Iaido, Kendo, Kenjutsu, Sword Fighting

Indonesian Martial Arts

Judo, JuJitsu

Karate, Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Hapkido

Pilipino Martial Arts

Tae Kwon-Do

Miscellaneous Martial Arts and Self-Defense

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Last modified by pib on March 22, 2000.