Sep 23, 2019
Ms. Susan Spann is a martial arts practitioner and the award-winning author of the Hiro Hattori mystery novels.
Sometimes power involves making the thinnest of thin lines using only one hair from the tip of the brush but not allowing that line to wobble and become weak. It's the same kind of focused power that you need when you're focusing Qi to break a board or when you are performing a kata at a high level and you need every move to be perfect.
There isn't so many of us who started the journey to the martial arts with a weapon. Ms. Susan Spann comes from that group as she started when her supportive father gave her a bow and arrow at 5 years old. From there, Ms. Spann had trained with a handful of martial arts such as karate, taekwondo, and hapkido to say a few. At the same time, Ms. Susan Spann's interest in Japanese history and martial arts become the foundation of her award-winning Hiro Hattori mystery novels and inspiration to go and live in Japan. In this episode, Ms. Susan Spann shares her experience with the Japanese culture, her health battles, and journey to the martial arts. Listen to learn more!