Kenneth Pettigrew

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Adult Education, Front-End, ESL
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics (CALL)
  • From Chicago, IL
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


To meet people with valuable outlooks and grow as a person


Cycling, dance, martial arts, boxing, fitness and nutrition, education, linguistics, programming, music and mentoring are all personal interests/knowledgeable subjects.

Oh, and I'm very extroverted. I love treating people. It's a flaw. =p


"Extraordinary people don't become who they are by constantly doing ordinary things. Think about it."

"If you do all your uphills today, on the way back, it's all easy downhills. That means put in your work!"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, surfing, volunteering.


Been on both ends.


Break (dance). Boxing. Volunteering. Education. Youth mentoring. Linguistics Music production anc creation. Fitness. Nutrition. Reddit. Front-end. Cycling. Travel. Foreign language.

Music, Movies, and Books

Beat Street, A Bronx Tale, Disney's Hercules, Rad, Top Gun

Giriboy. The Quiett. Paloalto. Mitch Murder. Project Dolphin. Mintjam. Casiopea.

The Big Book of Logical Fallacies. All About Love. Foundation. Yes Yes Y'all. Roadie.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Took top 3 twice in a national dj competition.

Created/supervised a volunteer effort over non English speaking Cantonese senior citizens.

Crossed the Appalachian Range (TN to NC) on a bicycle. In the winter. In blowing snow (Never want to do that again). On a single speed.

Completed a weighted century (cycling). Below are the states I have visited thus far.
visited 17 states (34%)Create your own visited map of The United States

Skydiving was overrated and underwhelming. Meeting the actor for Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat II was life changing. Boxing comes in a close 2nd. Bboying is somewhere in there also.

I guess Tokyo, Istanbul, and Mexico City were alright.

Teach, Learn, Share

Boxing, dance, Japanese, pedagogical theory.

These are things I'm offering to teach.

Countries I’ve Visited

Japan, Mexico, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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