No matter what rank, status, title, or level of skill you have; self-learning and developing of one-self is a life long journey. Only true Martial Artist understand this and it have nothing to do with a belt.
I'm CUNY student currently attending BMCC as exercise in studying skills building, self-dsicpline training and subject/course skills building for going to a back to a four year college and then on to graduate school.
I am a dedicated information technology professional with extensive 8 years of experience in systems and network administration and desktop support. Who possesses the enthusiasm for work, strong desire to succeed and commitment to continuous skill development that help build confidence and high level motivation to achieve desired results with a love of computers. I built my first computer at age 13 and in High School my special skills in high school were computers and general sciences; before that between the ages from 6 to 12 my father would send to after school programs to learn how to use a computer and I learn my first programming language BASIC.
My goals right now are finishing my Applied Associate of Science in Computer Science and updating my I.T. Professional Certifications.
As an Artist in High School i took art class once a week and Black & White Photography. I draw a lot to pass the time, Spider-man and Iron-Man stuff from my comics. I lot time ago at one I did want to be a comic book artist (I wanted to be a lot of things growing up, lol.). I was in the Cooper Union Saturday Program for high school students; and when I was at Hunter College I took some art courses ( I almost complete enough classes to graduate with a BFA but change majors; O didn’t that a lot, my first time in college). I try when I can to take weekend classes the Art Student’s League in New York.
So, what killed the dream...the first time through? Please, read "The Adventures of ~Blackjack-Davie & ~colucas"...lol!
Ok, ~Blackjack-Davie got an interview with Marvel Comics, they gave him a project, draw in the Marvel style with Marvel characters a panel. Theme "Find some to beat Galactus." ~Blackjack-Davie comes back to my house and ask who could be Galactus, well my answer at the time was Unicron. I wrote and short story and ~Blackjack-Davie draw it. Well, he didn't get the job, them told him it looked to manga (Mind you, I have the prints still and it was in the Marvel just no the style Marvel was using a the time)and Marvel didn't do Manga. A month later Marvel launched "Marvel Manga!" Any Question?
My Life in Anime Form:
J.C. finally did it. He got me back into artwork and drawing; it’s been a long time. I am don't think I am talented at all. J.C. wanted me to join him on this journey to start his own multimedia company by first selling comics. I agree and I thought it mite be fun. I enjoy writing. He to start finishing my poetry, then draw some sketches to go with the poems…then write more stories, more and more I got back into drawing and painting; then this weekend I found out the real reason he asked me to join him:
”I am Kazuki Send? from Comic Party;” the last 4 to 5 years has been this story. My life was turn into a Japanese Dating SIM. I have never seen the series before this weekend and the parallels to actual events in our lives and people we have met are amazing and scary.
So I have accepted my fate, I going to start practicing again, I setup some time management to work on my artwork and still go to work and my classes.
(I will get back at for turn my life into a living Japanese Anime; but it has been fun.)
My life in Martial Arts
Charles is the founder and owner of the Rukasu Budo Dojo. He has been study martial arts most of his life; he was first introduce to martial art by his father William E. Lucas III. His father learned boxing and Judo in theU.S. Marines Corps. Charles trained many different martial arts off and on over the years before coming to the Bujinkan Dojo. He began his studying the in the Bujinkan Dojo in summer of 1992 at New York Budo under the direction Jean-Pierre Seibel, Shidoshi. He also study Budo taijutsu at City university of New York's Hunter College between classes at the Shinobi Warriors Arts Club.
He first start teaching in 1995; he was admitted into the into the Nine Gates Institute/ Shadows of Iga Society: Marishi-Kai instructors guild; as an assistant instructor he taught warm-ups and Kenko Undo, in late 1995 he was asked to take over the Hunter College training group. In spring of 1997 he was promoted by Jean-Pierre Seibel to shodan (1st degree) & in 1998 was promoted to Nidan By Jean-Pierre Seibel, Shidoshi. He was awarded the junior teaching license shidoshi-ho (Junior Instructor) by Rumiko Hayes, An-shu and in 1999 he found the found the Rukasu Budo Dojo. Charles was promoted to 2012 to Sandan (3rd degree) and yondan (4th degree) in by Anthony Lucas, shihan. Charles continues to train with many Bujinkan dojo teachers and instructors as well as the Bujinkan Dojo Soke, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
His training is under the guidance and support of Anthony Lucas, shihan and Jean-Pierre Seibel, Shidoshi. He continues to train and study budo and ninpo taijutsu, by attending workshops, seminars, and classes through out the year with many Bujinkan dojo teachers and instructors to get full picture of Hatsumi, soke teachings, art, and Budo Taijutsu. Charles currently holds the Rank of Godan (5th Degree) and is a Shidoshi (fully Licensed Teacher) and active member of the Bujinkan Dojo, International and he is a member of the Bujinkan Dojo, international's Shidoshi-Kai (Instructors Association).
Charles also continues supplemental Budo studies in other Japanese budo arts along aside budo taijutsu and he is also a beginning student at the Shin Budo Kai NYC studying Aikido, Genkido, Jo, and Bokkendo under Shizuo Imaizumi, Sensei, 7th Dan and he is beginning student at the Kenzen Institute studying Iaido under Pam Parker; Iaido Renshi, 6-Dan.
He works as a full-time Senior Systems & Network Engineer in New York City and he is a part-time student and staff member (College Assistant) in City University of New York City. In his spare time he also studies Shiatsu, Reiki, and Art (Drawing and Painting). He also enjoys writing and creating artworks in his free time.
My life has been much better for it. I just had to fit in with JC image of how he wants to live it. Shit!!! (I'm not a Good Artist, I'm just a crazy Anime Toon!) I need to accept myself and who I am instead of trying fitting in with everyone else.
Current Residence: Flushing ( I live in a hobbit hole), NY
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Operating System: Mac OS, Lunix, Unix, Windows
MP3 player of choice: ipod & iphone
Personal Quote: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein