I was exposed to martial arts at the age of 8, with both of my older brothers watching Kung Fu movies and Bruce Lee. Like perhaps most young boys, with the desire of becoming a Kung Fu Master.
Years later I finally started taking Karate and found a different level of fulfillment from what I was learning. I began to understand how to be precise. I also learned about inner peace when executing techniques. The Katas (formal exercise), that we were being taught required a level of relaxed, controlled and precise movements that were unfamiliar to me. My appreciation for some of the martial arts movies I would watch as a child got a jolt of reality. I could actually see, no pun intended, how Bruce Lee could be blindfolded and know exactly where the assailant was coming from.
After tearing my Achilles heel playing basketball I was forced to take some time off from Karate. I continued to research the different arts and eventually decided on Japanese JuJitsu after my recovery. I was impressed with the philosophies I knew of and wanted to know more.
I met with Master Ken Keith and knew fairly quickly his dojo was the place for me. He maintains a family atmosphere and allows us an opportunity to make connections that extend outside of the dojo. In addition to being an excellent and well-versed Master, he also takes a genuine interest in our personal growth. I enjoy the lessons and look forward to many more.