Japanese Karate Academy
I study the art of Shito-Ryu at the Japanese Karate
Academy under the tutelage of Shihan Ivan Lewis, 6th Dan Kyoshi. I began my training in January of 1999, and immediately began
noticing the effects of martial arts on my life. My grades at school rose, my concentration improved, and I gained an immeasurable
amount of self-respect and self-control.
In 2001, I halted training to join the Air Force, and spent two years there.
While there, my training did not progress, but I continued to practice what I learned.
In May of 2004, I returned
home from active duty and began my training again. So here I am now, on my way to earning my black belt. I'll be testing
later this year, and I'm really looking forward to that.