One our own, Danny Booker, is soon to be deployed overseas.
Mr. Booker was a reservist with the Army National Guard and volunteered to go into Active Duty. I was with him the morning he got the phone call to inform him of his deployment. Danny-san has always been enthusiastic about training, but kicked it into overdrive after recieving the call. Not only has he been to all his “work-up” training with the military, he also began training in CrossFit (a high intensity fitness program), continued attending his regular martial arts classes, completed his Shinken Taijutsu Level One Certification, and came up to Birmingham for extra “range time” with Arlando Sanders and I.
I am continually inspired by his humility and dedication to his family, friends, and country. He is truly an asset to us all and an ideal role model for anyone training in martial arts.
Danny-san, our prayers are with you; be safe and Godspeed!