|BG & JP|
After that visit, Brian put on a white belt and joined Roseberry's as a new student, starting his journey all over again. I think that was about twenty years ago, and he now holds a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate, as well as a 3rd degree black belt in Korean Taekwondo, and a 1st degree black belt in Matayoshi Kobudo (Okinawan weapons). He's been a twelve time Cornhusker State Games Karate Black Belt Champion, and he won bronze at the World Police & Fire Games.
In 2000 Brian left LPD and became a firefighter with LFR, because he decided that choking bad guys wasn't scary enough, he wanted to fight FIRE! He is currently a Captain with Lincoln Fire-Rescue, as well as a trained hazmat technician, and a member of Urban Search & Rescue. Brian has also done some writing, and one of his articles was recently posted on Firetown Training Specialist. Although it was written for firefighters, I found it to be great advice for anyone who trains, so I wanted to share it.
"Are you the type of person who approaches training with the mindset of just wanting to train so you can say you trained?"- Giles-Sensei