Monday, April 03, 2006

Stephen Hayes interview with Stephen K. Hayes.

1998 Black Belt Yearbook refers to Quest Center To-Shin Do founder Stephen K. Hayes as a 'legend' - one of the 'Five brightest stars in the martial arts.' In 1985, Stephen K. Hayes was elected to the prestigious Black Belt Hall of Fame, for his years of pioneering work in introducing the legendary Japanese ninja martial arts to the Western world. Grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi of Chiba-ken, Japan, awarded him the extremely rare honor of ju-dan 10th degree black belt. In 1997, Stephen K. Hayes founded the martial art of To-Shin Do. Stephen K. Hayes is also the author of nineteen books In the 1990s; he regularly served as personal protection escort and security advisor for Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Stephen K. Hayes is an ordained teacher in the 1,200-year-old Japanese Tendai esoteric meditation tradition.

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