I am a Retired USAF NCO, My job in th Air Force was a F-16 Crew Chief/ Lead Instructor. I have a A and P and work now at GE in Lynn MA building jet aircraft engines. I'm a husdand, father and a grandfather. I found this site by searching for a former teacher Merritt Stevens from Ohio, since passed away. My first interest in martial arts was the Green Hornet in the 60s and than Kung Fu in the 70s. I began my training in Fairborn Ohio in 1974 learning judo and Aiki Jujitsu.I began. Competion at this time. I have organized 6 schools to date. - lived in South Korea for a year and traveled to thailand. I am the former AirForce Judo Champion 84, 85, 86. And was the Koean College champion in 87. I'm a Godan in judo a sandan in Goshin / Aiki jujitsu and a Shodan in Wado Ryu Karate.