Michael J. Persons
7 Winds Kenpo 10th Degree Black Belt Grand Master
The 7 Secret Scrolls,
Beyond Shazandras Series
Sam Pai Kenpo
My name is Michael J. Persons and I was born in San Francisco, CA. My wife Kalyani (Ka'uilani) is Hawaiian and was born in Honolulu, HI. We met 30,000 feet over California when she was a Flight Attendant with Air Cal and I was an Assistant Vice President for Union Bank. It was love at first sight...for me. For her, it took a bit longer, but not much as we were married within the year and have been inseparable ever since. We are blessed with a blended family of 4 wonderful daughters and their families who bring us immense joy. In 2004, we moved from Orange County, CA to the Hilton Head Island area.
I have always loved to write and to read. From comic book heroes as a child to adventure novels and mythology and beyond. The greatest book I have ever read is, of course, The Bible, whose principles permeate my life and writings.
When I was in the 4th grade, I began writing my first adventure stories. I thought these were lost to time but when my mother passed away and I went through some boxes she left me, I found the stories there with other childhood memories.
I have been intrigued with the martial arts since high school. When I walked into my first Dojo in Downey CA that was it and it has been a lifelong passion of mine. My instructor Grand Master Joe Dimmick was affiliated with Grand Master Ed Parker's International Kenpo Karate Association at the time. My 1st Black Belt was awarded to me by Mr. Parker and Mr. Dimmick. Mr. Dimmick later created his own system called Sam Pai Kenpo and I earned my 10th Degree Black Belt in 1996.
I have studied and taught the art of Kenpo since February 6, 1966. Currently, I teach private lessons. I have also studied botanical medicine (herbs) since January 1972. I worked at a Chiropractic office for ten years, which has been such a great compliment to my martial arts training balancing healing with self-defense.
In 2002 I created my own Martial Arts System called 7 Winds Kenpo from a lifetime of accumulated knowledge of self-defense. Click on "Kenpo History In America" or "1,500 Years Of Martial Arts History" tabs for more Martial Arts information.
My first published book was a Martial Arts instruction manual entitled Sam Pai Kenpo, published in 1982 by Unique Publications. It is out of print but if you are interested in acquiring an autographed copy from my personal library, please let me know.
My second book, The Cosmic Warrior, was released in 2004. It is a martial arts adventure novel set in the 25th century. Interwoven are authentic 7 Winds Kenpo techniques along with my Christian worldview. Two orphans and a Princess band together to save their country from an impending evil that is permeating everything in this once peaceful land. I have decided to re-work this book adding content and making it Book One in the Beyond Shazandras Series. Watch for the new release of: The Warriors Of Chilandra as well as additional books in the series.
My latest release is The 7 Secret Scrolls. It is a fictional novel inspired by Biblical prophecy. It concerns Revelation 10:3-4, the Seven Thunders prophecy. The only prophecy in the Bible that God has not revealed to mankind. To find out more about this book or other books click on the "Books" tab to lead you to that page.
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