The plan was to simply put a fresh coat of white paint on the wall to clean up the graffiti… then we found out that there was still paint lying around from the original artwork. As a result we decided to flow and bring the pattern back to life… :). What started as a simple…

I am excited, humbled, and honored to share that my school and I are lending our full support to Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Sakyadhita Hawaii in the development of the La`i Community Peace Center. The purpose of this project is to create a community resource center offering education and training in peace and non-violence….

Every February Shingon Shu Hawaii holds its Hoshi Matsuri service to bestow blessings for the rest of the year. “Hoshi” means star and “matsuri” means festival. The service includes the transformation of sacred items (i.e. altars/butsudan, altar pieces, prayer items, statues, charms/omamori, etc) by placing them in a sacred fire. Most of the items are…

This video is raw, unedited, and unrehearsed. It is a result of a random collaboration between 3 avid martial artists who are passionate about what they do  – Rannoch Donald, founder of 100 Rep Challenge and Movement Mavericks; Andrew Usher, Visual Effects Artist and Head Coach at Savate Scotland; and myself. Rannoch plays random track…

On April 5th, 2015 the Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Saito Goma service (fire purification) performed by monks from Kyoto, Japan. This monumental event gave me the opportunity to reflect on my experiences with the temple over the years. The one thing that immediately jumps at me is how long…

This creative exercise was a chance for my team and I to demonstrate to Hawaii educators that cool effects can be done with simple tools.  The video was created without the use of any special effects programs.  Can you figure out how it was done? If you haven’t already figure it out, here’s how we…

This piece is a collab project that I am most proud to be a part of.  The piece is a collage of murals individually created by each member of the artist group The Barnstormers using elements that could found in our immediate surroundings… grass, leaves, twigs, brooms, rocks, sand, rope, etc.  In some respects, this…

Year of the Dragon performance and blessing in Chinatown Honolulu… Bagua sword set done to the poetry of the Jade Emperor Mind Seal Classic.  Definitely one of my favorite sets!  Blessings, good health, and prosperity to all in the Year of the Dragon! Special thanks to Gee Yung International Dragon and Lion Dance Association for…

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