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Sensei Chuck Merriman is a karate practitioner and instructor originally from Connecticut. He is the former head coach of the US National Karate Team.

It seems like going back through my mind and in my career, everything seems to have happened by accident being in a right place at the right time...

Sensei Chuck Merriman - Episode 256

Our guest today is one of those martial artists who should’ve been on the show a long time ago. He is Sensei Chuck Merriman - a name that will be  familiar not only with our listeners but many of the show’s former guests. Merriman Sensei is part of the older generation of martial artists that we look up to today. His origin in the martial arts is one that is both surprising and inspiring. He’s also one of the true pillars responsible for the strong foundation of karate in the US as we know it today.