Hayashi to be interviewed by whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

MADISON, NJ - Shifu Hayashi Tomio, author, Buddhist monk, 8th degree black belt and career teacher, has been named a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Marquis Who's Who. Only 5% of Marquis Who's Who listees are selected for this honor. He will be interviewed on Tues., May 21, on whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, the # 1 martial art podcast in the U.S. The interview can be heard any time after the interview date on whistlekickmartialartsradio.com 

The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor reserved for biographies who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions. One of the highest distinctions available through Marquis Who’s Who, the award entitles biographies to a listing on the Lifetime Achievers website alongside fellow honorees, as well as a professional announcement detailing induction. He was awarded this distinction for his lifetime of dedication to the teaching and promoting of the martial arts.

Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio is the only weekly martial arts podcast. They are the #1 traditional martial arts podcast, their rankings routinely best shows that have been around much longer. Martial Arts Radio is devoted to the traditional martial arts in all forms. The show digs into what makes the martial artists tick, their history and experience, and some great stories in the process. The Martial Arts Radio podcast is all about bringing martial artists together and learning from one another. He will be the featured martial artist due to his extensive martial arts background and experiences. 

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Hayashi is an author of seven martial arts books and a frequent contributor to the national martial art community. He has studied Okinawan Karate, Aikido, Tai Chi, Kobudo, Esoteric Monastic Kempo and is an expert in Kiko the Okinawan equivalent of Chinese Chi Kung. Practitioners of isshinryu karate should be particularly interested as Hayashi has 50 years of experience in Okinawan karate study.


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