Alan Burgess's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login about 6 years ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Alan’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish, Thai
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I am a political organizer, karate and yoga instructor
  • I have been training and learning my whole life :)
  • From Chillicothe, Ohio U.S.A
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me


I am working to eliminate as much suffering in the globe as I can.


Sat Nam,

I am a human being traveling this world through space and time. I was raised on political organizing and compassion. When at home, I am normally working on a campaign of some sort.
In my leisure time I train myself and any other interested parties in Karate and Yoga, and anything else I can share.
I enjoy life and live with my mind in the present.


This world is an amazing place. I would really love to see us (humanity) maximize our potential play time. My thoughts on this universe/kalpa (ask if you don't wanna google search the word)basically come to this; we are the really complex wiggles on the end of a universal explosion the likes of which is nearly beyond our comprehension.

Since we are all on this world together, let's make it a great place to enjoy and share fun stories and experiences!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Well, as I am writing this, I am in Bangkok hanging at my friends dojo. I am teaching karate and yoga while I am here. Soon, I will be meandering around a little bit more.
As an added bonus, I will teach yoga, karate, basic self defense or any other skills I can when I couch surf!
I look forward to participating in this on the hosting side when I return to a more settled state of life.


I have never officially couch surfed. I have spent time with friends around the world, but mostly when I travel it is for international competitions.


I am interested mostly in learning and personal growth/development.
As far as arts are concerned I study and practice as many as I can. In order of skill/practice: Politics, Karate, Cooking, Yoga, Guitar, Singing, Sketching/painting.

  • arts
  • writing
  • singing
  • sketching
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • partying
  • politics
  • traveling
  • painting
  • guitar
  • rivers
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I really enjoy music theory, and just about anything of quality is worth enjoying or at least trying.
As I have been traveling I realized how much I missed rock music in America. But, I enjoy just about any music, depending on the time and place, and my mood.
I mostly read books that can teach me some sort of skill or life lesson.
I don't spend much time watching movies but I can be persuaded to watch almost anything, excluding horror/slasher movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A lot has been experienced, and a lot more will come in the future. For now I will say waking up in the mountains over the Kathmandu valley to a sunrise that shone down into the valley. The misty trails between ridges were so thick they looked like rivers. Also I got licked by a cow about 2 minutes later hahaha.

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach Karate, Yoga and political organizing professionally, so if you are interested hit me up!

Countries I’ve Visited

Nepal, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In


Join Couchsurfing to see Alan’s full profile. It’s free!