About the Author
Joseph Cardillo has held the post of head advisor and instructor for the Hudson Valley Community College Martial Arts Club for over a decade. He is a black belt martial arts expert and longtime practitioner of several martial arts including Kenpo Karate, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan, Kali, and Dumog. As a writer, he has taught creative writing for twenty-three years at several colleges, including the University of Albany, where he served as visiting professor in the School of Educational Theory and Practice. At present, he is a full professor of English and Creative Writing at Hudson Valley Community College of the State University of New York. He travels around the country regularly, giving seminars and workshops based on his writings.