Mr. Hunt began studying karate in 1964 while in undergraduate school in Pennsylvania. He ultimately received Black Belt rank in Shotokan, Wado Ryu, and Shito Ryu, as well as Okinawan kobudo. He has studied Shotokan with Dan Ivan, Goju Ryu with Lee Gray, Wado Ryu with Masaru Shintani and Shi-To Ryu and Kobudo with Fumio Demura and is a member of Demura Sensei’s Genbu-Kai.
Mr. Hunt has been studying the techniques and history of karate his entire adult life and and travels throughout the United States for book signings and seminars on the history of karate and its applications.
He is currently working on his second novel One Moon and is in the process of adapting his first novel The Art and the Way for film. Mr. Hunt’s screenplay, Bad Medicine, has been optioned as a theatrically released motion picture.
Mr. Hunt holds a Master’s Degree in International Finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale Arizona. He has worked as a high school and college teacher, movie stunt man, contractor, realtor, author, software provider and martial arts instructor. He has lived and traveled throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and speaks four languages. He is currently President and CEO of ENSO International, an international steel salvage and recycling company.
He and his wife Robin sit on the board of directors of Ray Hughes’ Scottsdale Martial Arts Center where they teach specialized courses in karate and kobudo. He is also an advisor to USA Karate Arizona, a non-profit organization that works to help at-risk children through karate training. In addition, he sits on the board of directors of St. Stephens Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps find housing for disadvantaged people.