Joined Jul 3 2011
Ranson, WV, USA
I own and operate Zingg's Karate Center in Ranson, WV. I am also a high school special education teacher, specializing in teens with behavior and emotional disorders.
I teach a traditional Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate called Tozan-ryu. I also teach Shorinji Toraken-ryu Kempo-Karate and Ju-jutsu. I am actively working on progressing in Motobu-ha Shito-ryu.
I dabble in several other arts merely to please my interests and curiosity (but hold no rank in any of them), they include Motobu-ryu Kempo, Motobu-ryu Udun-de, Mugai-ryu Iaido, Hakkoryu Ju-jutsu, and Wing Chun.
I am especially fond of traditional Okinawan and Japanese Kobudo and welcome the opportunity to train with anyone who knows some cool stuff.
I belong to several traditional organizations that promote preservation of the Japanese and Okinawan traditional Budo arts.
The American Kempo-Karate Association
The International Kempo Federation
The Dai Nippon Butoku Kai
The International Seishinkai Karate Union
The Universal Martial Arts Association
Before I became a school teacher I worked as a professional bodyguard for an agency in the Washington, DC area. I still occasionally do security contracting and bodyguard work.
I am a licensed professional MMA Judge and Referee in Virginia, and also am licensed to work in amatuer events as a judge and referee as well.
I am married to Barbara for 34...or is it 35 years....? since 1975...or was it 76?
I have two grown boys, Jason 29 and Joshua 21.
If anyone is in my neck of the woods they have a standing invitation to come and train with us. Be my guest.
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