I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt instructor in the American Taekwondo Association. I started martial arts training in 1991, earned my black belt in 1993, and gained my instructor certification in 1995.

In 1996, I opened up my first taekwondo club in Grinnell, Iowa. In 2003, I assumed ownership of the club in Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

I've been employed in various fields: radio broadcaster and sales, printing, warehouse/trucking, and hospitality. 

I'm a reader; a writer; an instructor; a graphic designer; a lover of books, movies, wine, women, music, fine food, good humor, sunny summer days spent hiking or fishing; and I'm a catnip drug dealer to my thirteen pound cat, Thomas. 

If you wish to contact me regarding my books, speaking engagements, to request a book review, or just to chat, please email me at slb0@outlook.com.