At a glance it might seem like IkigaiWay has gone into partial (mostly) retirement, but the truth is I have really just shifted gears as my interests and opportunity have changed. After the publication of “Tales from the Western Generation”, I had the privilege to work with Larry Isaac Sensei on a book exploring his growth in the martial arts. After that, I worked with Marilyn Fierro Sensei to help tell her story. Now, I’m very pleased and honored to announce the latest addition to that stable of books – “An Old Man’s Way”, written by Jason Perry.
Exploring the Life and Times of Doug Perry
For individuals who operate within traditional karate circles, you probably already know a little bit about Doug Perry. He is one of the most widely celebrated and honored practitioners of classical Okinawan Karate. He is also a veteran of the Vietnam War and a decorated Marine. Of course, that’s not all. He’s also a champion dancer, organizational head, family man, and much more.
Perry Sensei’s accomplishments and ease-of-manner have made him a valued commodity not just here in the United States, but in Okinawa as well. Nakazato Shugoro Sensei personally promoted Perry Sensei to Kudan (9th Dan), making him the first non-Okinawan to receive that honor.
In this book, Doug’s son Jason (an accomplished Marine and martial artist in his own right), digs more deeply into his father’s martial and military careers, as well as his humble upbringings and struggle to learn about family life.
A Glimpse Of Perry Sensei In Action
The following is a short video of Perry Sensei conducting a seminar at the Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts and Healing Center:
You might expect Perry Sensei to share great insights in the field of martial arts. But what about dancing?
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