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  Hanshisei Hector Arias

    I was born in New Jersey and at the age of 2, my family moved to Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  At an early age I began my journey as a Martial Artist under the tutelage of Shidoshi John Manniel.  I received my black belt about the age of 18 and I have been both assisting and instructing my own class for about 15 to 20 years.  I am currently one of the Chief Instructors at the KDJR Hombu Dojo.  Shidoshi Manniel instilled traits and philosophies in me which I have been able to use in my everyday life, such as perseverance in my career, faith and respect in my relationships, and honor and loyalty for my friends and family.  Throughout my teaching experience, I have had the honor of training with family members, several friends and outstanding instructors.  I currently have the pleasure of training my daughter and son, I hope to some day see my children running their own Dojo and following the ways of Shidoshi John F. Manniel.

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