I’m a 30 year old (I prefer the terms twenty-ten or twenteen to be honest, I’m sure you’re meant to feel more grown up at this age) married man from Cornwall, in the very South-West tip of the UK where I live with my wife, two cats and our new pup.
When I’m not working in my current role as a Project Officer, I like to read, socialise, play games, and most of all – my all-cosuming passion – martial arts. In my case, the martial art of choice is Tang Soo Do, which is essentially Korean Karate. After nearly two years of training I’m currently at 5th Gup (or Kyu for fans of the Japanese/Okinawan styles), working hard and horribly addicted! I started for several reasons, most notably a desire to get fit again and lose weight, but also because it was always one of those things I always wanted to do, but never got around to. Now I train because I can’t imagine my life without it. My interest has also led me to doing a lot of my own reading and research into the history of the art I’m learning and its predecessors.
As mentioned above, one of my interests is games, or more specifically video games. I’ve been playing with computers and games consoles for as long as I can remember, and over the last few years I’ve taken the step to try to enthuse others in the same way I have been, by turning my hand to penning some reviews. I write reviews and articles for the UK-based, import-centric ntsc-uk.com, so it seemed like a natural progression for me then to combine my interest in writing/reviewing with my newfound love of martial arts. So here I am!
Likes: Peanut butter, Autumn, taking a good hit in sparring.
Dislikes: Egos, poor spelling, narrow-mindedness.
If I’ve a few minutes spare to myself, I also keep my blog updated when I have something to write about. You can see for yourself how my leaky sponge of a brain works here at Adam’s Cerebral Spillage.