Terry Crowe is the head martial arts instructor at Flowing River Martial Arts. He’s studied various martial arts since 1995.
Starting out in Australia, learning a style called Shin Do, Mr. Crowe fell in love with martial arts and learning all about self defense.
After moving back to the United States in 1997, he joined several different schools and learned various styles including Karate, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo and Tai Chi.
He has a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a first degree black belt in Hap Ki Do.
Mr. Crowe’s philosophy on training in the martial arts is similar to that of the great Bruce Lee, who said:
The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.
Because of styles people are separated. Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own.
Mr. Crowe continues to train in various styles, constantly looking for the underlying concepts that make up effective self defense.