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Hajime

by Antonio Resende

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About the author
Born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands (Portugal), Shihan Tone Resende immigrated to Boston in 1963 via Lisbon, Portugal. He attended New Bedford, Massachusetts, public schools. He was a school athlete in the sports of soccer, basketball, and track. He joined the US Marines during the Vietnam War, served overseas with the marines, and graduated high school from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools at Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, Japan. He returned to the States with the marines and separated from active duty to attend college and reenlisted with the Marine Reserve till retirement. He founded the Bridgewater State University Shotokan Karate Club in 1979 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree of science in physical education and health. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Health as an investigator and code enforcer. After thirteen years, he joined the New Bedford Police Department. He later graduated with a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England University. He was a certified Massachusetts defensive tactics and firearms instructor for police officers; after thirteen years, he retired from the New Bedford Police Department. He conducted a number of self-defense courses around the New England area and competed in many tournaments in New England-regional, national, and international. He was also awarded as the All-American Competitor and Senior Men’s National Champion by the USA Karate Federation in 1990. Born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands (Portugal), Shihan Tone Resende immigrated to Boston in 1963 via Lisbon, Portugal. He attended New Bedford, Massachusetts, public schools. He was a school athlete in the sports of soccer, basketball, and track. He joined the US Marines during the Vietnam War, served overseas with the marines, and graduated high school from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools at Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, Japan. He returned to the States with the marines and separated from active duty to attend college and reenlisted with the Marine Reserve till retirement. He founded the Bridgewater State University Shotokan Karate Club in 1979 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree of science in physical education and health. He worked for the Massachusetts Department of Health as an investigator and code enforcer. After thirteen years, he joined the New Bedford Police Department. He later graduated with a master of science degree in criminal justice administration from Western New England University. He was a certified Massachusetts defensive tactics and firearms instructor for police officers; after thirteen years, he retired from the New Bedford Police Department. He conducted a number of self-defense courses around the New England area and competed in many tournaments in New England-regional, national, and international. He was also awarded as the All-American Competitor and Senior Men’s National Champion by the USA Karate Federation in 1990.

About the book
Hajime is a Japanese word meaning “beginning”. In Japanese traditional martial arts such as karate.

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Author's Name

Antonio Resende

Publication Date

April 24, 2020

Paperback

9781643766225

eBook

9781643766218

Hardback

9781649083463

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