I first got into martial arts because of my love of athletics. I love anything physical and I enjoyed the discipline, I enjoyed the goal-setting aspect, I enjoyed the respect. Martial arts were a large part of what I wanted to do to in turn empower other people which I have done for my whole adult life. I’ve been empowered my whole life by my family and by police mentors and then my karate mentors, so I wanted to help people. I’ve been fortunate throughout my life to have some really powerful role models that really helped shape the course of my life and Randy Sevenish was one of those.
Through his teaching and through martial arts it was just a very important time molding of character and discipline and hard work. Sensei Sevenish definitely is someone that leads by example. He’s intense, he’s focused, and he’s not going to give up. If there’s anybody that I would want in a dark alley or a courtroom it would be Sensei Sevenish, because I know he’s a fighter and he’s not going to quit.
Our students were just outstanding technicians it was empowering to me to watch how people would grow in life. It’s simply reflective of whom I am, what kind of a fighter and warrior I am inside, and that translates over to law because of the intensity in the way that we choose to represent people. We are known for fiercely protecting the injured.
If anyone was to ask me who is Randy Sevenish let me tell you a story. 500 years before Christ was born lived a man named Heraclitus. Heraclitus was a general and in the business of training warriors, and this is what he had to say about his business: for every 100 men they send me, 80 of them are nothing more than targets. Ten of them shouldn’t be here in the first place, and of the ten remaining, nine are real fighters and we are lucky to have them, for they the battles make. But one is a warrior and I must find him, for he will bring the others back. For him, the battle wins.