My unique life experience
How I survived Multiple Spinal Fractures, Cancer and COPD.

I was raised in the “projects” of south Phoenix.
My next door neighbors, brothers Tony & Ricky, were the closest thing I had to friends.
Everywhere we went, Tony & Ricky would boast,
“I bet this little white boy can kick your ass.”
It always resulted with a contest. I averaged two fights a day, every day, six days a week.
Rarely a fight on Sunday, because my mother and step father were Mormon and attended church activities the entire day, with me in tow.
In 1966, my parents enrolled me into Taekwondo.
That lasted for 11 months, then I was enrolled in Kenpo at my persistent pleading.

1966 to 1967 Taekwondo (11 months)
1967 to 1968 Kenpo (16 months)
1968 to 1969 JuJutsu (9 months)
1969 to 1988 Open Hand Way (19 years)
1972 to 1973 Golden Glove Boxing (13 months)

In late October of 1988 I was injured while training in kung fu.
I had multiple spinal fractures and was told I would never walk or stand again.
By late January 1989 I was walking (limping).
A year and a half after the accident, I was walking normally.

In 1995 I had my first diagnosis with melanoma.
I elected surgical removal and declined chemo or radiation treatment.

In 1998 I had another bout with melanoma. Again just surgery.

In 2009 my third bout with melanoma. Surgery only. I’m stubborn like that.

In 2018 I was diagnosed with severe COPD. I was unable to form a complete sentence.
There was discussion of lung surgery as an option.

It really scared the hell out of me.

So I took that first step.
And it is the first step that is the hardest.
Every day that first step is the hardest step.

I completely changed my diet with a great deal of research and dedicated myself to a fit lifestyle that included reviving my martial arts training, running, yoga, calisthenics, boxing, and weight training.

Within 6 months, I was no longer in need of any lung surgery.
Today I can run 3 miles on the treadmill at up to 8 mph.
I weigh 155 pounds at 5’9’ with a flat stomach and a physique that people notice and comment or ask about.
At 63 years old.

The reality is, that if you don’t make just a little time for your health now, you will soon be forced to spend most of your time and all of your savings, just trying to buy one more tomorrow.

It is a lot easier than you think.
The toughest part of all is most definately just getting started.
Once you get started, it is easy and you feel so wonderful that you look forward to your workout every day.
I love sharing what I have learned with others.
It keeps me polished and motivated.

I am here to help you take that step and every step thereafter, for many more years to come.
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