Raised by poor, adoptive parents within the American South, Doug Perry wasn’t dealt the most efficient of hands. His inauspicious upbringing from the mill districts of Charlotte, NC to the beach scene of coastal Carolina will have to have landed him in prison or an early grave. But Doug’s course would be eternally changed by two islands half a world apart. From Parris Island to the difficult to understand Island of Okinawa, the warrior traditions of america Marine Corps and Karate-do revealed an not going path to self-discovery. From the battlefields of Vietnam to the tranquil beaches of Okinawa, Doug found purpose and viewpoint. He would turn into a highly decorated Marine and one of the crucial senior karate practitioners in American history. Influencing the lives of many karate enthusiasts, his path is a self-described “Old Man’s Way,” but old men were young once.