"I like practicing and teaching karate to others - especially teaching the people who think they can’t succeed when I can see that they can."
How did you come to live in this place?
I was born and raised here by my parents who were also born here.
What’s your favorite food?
I will eat anything but I mostly eat salad, vegetables, brown rice and fish. I put coconut oil on everything - rice, coffee - it helps prevent Alzheimer’s.
What’s one thing you would like the world to know about you?
I’ve been overseas many times and have seen how karate connects people of all different ethnicities, races and religions; that makes me feel happy. I would like for people to please come visit the sanctuary of karate, and to learn about the traditional kata which took 1,000 years to create and cannot be changed.
What’s something you do every week that makes you happy?
Practicing and teaching karate to others - especially teaching the people who think they can’t succeed when I can see that they can.
Where is someplace we should visit while we’re here?
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.