Howard has been in the industry for more than 30 years. He also trades bullion on a daily basis. The hobby took second place to sports and teenage activities and was sidetracked for a number of years. In , he walked into a bank and saw a "Statue of Liberty" coin set being offered for sale by the US mint. This rekindled his passion for the coin collecting hobby and led into opening a mail order coin company, advertising in the Coin World newspaper.
As a Sandan since in America, I have trained with many top instructors from different parts of the world, including Japan, England, Israel and France. Sensei Jean has been a significant influence in my training and has provided the opportunities for me to grow and continue to develop my own karate through his unique perspective. He emphasizes and demonstrates core strength, proper breathing, and developing strong techniques at both basic and advanced levels. Through intense training sessions, I have experienced the challenges of pushing myself to my limits as well as the relaxed calm feeling that tends to be generated by the end of a class. Sensei Jean promotes good health and fitness and always speaks in a calm and reassuring manner which I believe comes from a lifetime of his own dynamic training history.
Training with the Best is what you need to do when you want to be the best!! One of the benefits of being in a good dojo is knowing that your instructors also train for themselves regularly. One of the most important things a black belt must do, is to continue to train and learn. Its a never ending and ever Rewarding journey! Machida Karate is a great way to stay agile and fit and a good way to sharpen those self defense and combat skills too Oss.
I am a Yodan 4th Degree black belt. I started training at age I am currently employed by the town of Ashland City in Cheatham County as a police officer. I have been in law enforcement for over twenty years.