Master Paul Turse
My first Judo teacher, friend and fellow writer. With his permission I featured him in "Insurrection: Mile-High Blood" as Jude's Martial Arts instructor. In real life, Sensei Turse holds an 8th Dan in Judo and a 6th Dan in Jujutsu. He also has a Columbia PhD in Education. Get his full history and books at

Beware of a writer whose only passion is writing

Martial Arts

                              Darn! First Degree Black Belt
‚ÄčIt took me a little over four years to make 1st Degree Black Belt in October 2016. Here I am at my Dojo (martial arts studio) surrounded by my teachers at the time. I'm currently working on a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

Left to right: Sensei Daniel Amaguana, Mr. Peter, Ms. Susan, Mr. Spencer, Ms. Jocelyn, Ms. Lidia and Ms. Stephanie with Kaylee. Of course, I'm the ugly guy kneeling!

Someone once said I was a martial artist with a writing problem. Beginning at age 10 with foil fencing, I next trained in Judo under the famous Judo and Jujutsu Master Paul Turse and other Senseis. A little while ago a young man named Mikey hoodwinked me into training with him in Master Amaguana's Dojo, where the Master teaches a combination Tang Soo Do Karate, Krav Maga, Kick Boxing and Far Eastern Weapons. I got thoroughly hooked. You should try it!

Grand Master (5th Degree)

Daniel Amaguana

posing with one of his newest Black Belts on October 15, 2016.