The Everything Paying for College Book: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Adams Media
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.25 X 8 (inches)
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Located in: Wichita Falls, TX
Submitted: June 20, 2005
Tell us a little about yourself. Currently, I am chief instructor of the Rising Dragons Budokai Dojo in Wichita Falls, TX. I own two businesses. I wear a lot of hats these days: Bonding with my now-8-month- old daughter whom we've named "Faith," Teaching Bujitsu classes here in Wichita Falls, Giving martial arts seminars at events such as the 2005 Ninja Summit, hand carving Classical Japanese wooden weapons (some of which are now on display in the Hawaii Karate Museum in Oahu.
What was your motivation behind this project? This book, in a way, is my way of providing others with all the information I did not have (but definitely SHOULD'VE HAD) before going to college.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I was given a hard choice right around my senior year: not go to college or join the military and earn the GI Bill. I chose the latter so that my parents could send my younger brother to college. He'd earned that privilege far more than I had, in my opinion. However, this choice would never have been necessary if I'd simply looke a little futher ahead then the next summer vacation.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? These days, my eyes are turning more and more towards the Japanese martial classics. Probably because I feel that, since the focus of my life seems to have me going in that direction, it might be a good idea to see what those before me have said. Right now, I am usually immersed in the works of Takuan Soho, Yagyu Munenori, Daidoji Yuzan, Shoshin Nagamine, and Yamamoto Tsunetomo.