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Join date: Nov 30, 2018


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I am from Nebraska, attended university in Colorado. Drafted out of grad school, I went into the army and worked as a field radio teletype operator in South Korea (69-70). After army went back to grad school and got into mountaineering and climbing. Lived in Aspen (73-75). Moved to Australia to teach (76-77). Traveled back to the States in '78 and spent 4 months in Southeast Asia then a month in Nepal. Drove a VW bus from Kathmandu to Amsterdam in '78. Taught in Greeley, Colorado for 8 years. Moved to Singapore to teach at Singapore American School in '87 and was there 27 years. Retired in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (2014 to Present) to substitute teach and drive a taxi/shuttle.

Studied martial arts since 1979. Began training in Arnis de Mano (79-87). In Singapore began training in Aikido and have trained in that art for more than 30 years. Also taught Aikido in Singapore and in Steamboat Springs. Now teach martial arts informally.

Rick Silverman

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