White Martial Artist, who’s not White.

281572_2298676186114_1113636_nGerard Liston,
New York, NY.

The way I look confuses people. Most cant pin point my heritage. I am by birth Irish and Ecuadorian. Furthering my cultural heritage is my love of music. I love to play the drums and that love took me all the way to Africa. There I learned to play the dejembe (jem-be). Another factor that contributes to my cultural heritage is my love of Martial Arts. It brings my balance and understanding. Last but not least my soon to be wife is Dominican. She has shown me a love of this culture through food and traditions. So all in all my heritage is Irish, Ecuadorian, Dominican, Japanese, the greater part of Africa, American, and a New Yorker.

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