Mr. Hunt is a martial artist, instructor and martial arts ethnographer who began studying Shotokan karate in 1964 in undergraduate school in Pennsylvania. He ultimately received Black Belt rank in Shotokan, Wado Ryu and Shi-to Ryu, as well as Okinawan Kobudo. He has studied Shotokan with Dan Ivan, Goju Ryu with Lee Gray, Wado Ryu with Masaru Shintani and Shi-To Ryu and Kobudo with Fumio Demura and is a member of Demura Sensei’s Genbu-Kai.
Mr. Hunt has been studying the techniques and history of karate his entire adult life and travels throughout the United States for book signings and seminars on the history of karate and its applications.
He is currently working on his second novel One Moon and is in the process of adapting his first novel The Art and the Way for film. Mr. Hunt’s screenplay, Bad Medicine, has been optioned as a theatrically released motion picture.
Mr. Hunt holds a Master’s Degree in International Finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale Arizona. He has worked as a movie actor and stunt man, has lived and traveled throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, speaks four languages and plays guitar and five string banjo. He is currently President of ENSO International, an international investment and recycling company.
He and his wife Robin sit on the board of directors of Ray Hughes’ Scottsdale Martial Arts Center where they teach specialized courses in karate and kobudo. He is also an advisor to USA Karate Arizona, a non-profit organization that works to help at-risk children through karate training.