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Overview

  • 4 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Thai
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Consultant / Martial Arts Instructor
  • No education listed
  • From Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To discover new frontiers, far away lands, and cultures beyond my imagination! To continue my growth as a productive human being :)

ABOUT ME

I love researching the Martial Arts. I just started my new YouTube channel: Full Contact Concepts, to share my experiences with everyone.

I am a passionate, spontaneous, and adventurous person that likes to live!, not just exist. I'm open minded, enjoy living the moment, and always in a continuous state of improvement. I am an avid learner and a constant beginner. As the old Taoist saying goes...."Running water, never goes stale" ;) You must learn to appreciate the little things.
I enjoy sharing great times with friends. I have traveled a lot, and I want to see more of the world!!!!I have strong cultural influences from my Puertorrican and American heritage, and my lifelong exposure to Asian cultures.
I have learned to appreciate things from many different points of views.
My passions are researching, learning/teaching martial arts and health related subjects. I like helping people achieve their goals.

I devour all information I get my hands on regarding nutrition, fitness and martial arts.
Martial Arts are my passion, and I coach anyone from the everyday person to MMA athletes in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Fitness, and Nutrition.

PHILOSOPHY

"Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is specifically your own. Using no way as way, and no limitation as limitation"

"The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try my best to stay involved in CS activities. I promote traveling and exchanging cultural information between people from all around the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been a host but I have not yet surfed or been hosted. I plan on traveling more this year and hopefully be hosted for the first time :)

Interests

Traveling, Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Boxing, Movies, Music!, Cooking, Reading, Fine Dining, Fitness, Nutrition, Comedy

  • arts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • fine dining
  • fitness
  • running
  • coach
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • boxing
  • martial arts

Music, Movies, and Books

I love going to the movies! Music is very important in my life, so I appreciate all kinds of music! If it moves me in any way be it rhythm, lyrics, beat, or voice, I will add it to my music collection.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It was a thrill to be the first foreigner ever allowed to go to the top of the Lugansk city building, and climb the antenna to view the landscape of the whole city.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to teach and coach martial arts, nutrition and fitness. I want to learn about other cultures and experience their way of life, their wisdom, and contributions. Sharing these experiences can have a very positive impact on others that may be inspired to begin their own experiences. It brings people closer together and promotes better understanding between cultures.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Friendship, experience and hospitality!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Laos, Malaysia, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Puerto Rico, Thailand, United States

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