May 13, 2023

Business Meeting: 10 a.m.; Program: 10:30 a.m.

Community Room, Norman East Library

3051 East Alameda


    Our May speaker will be Sammy (Erskine Husbands), who will talk about writing how-to articles. He is a physical educator, a martial arts instructor, and co-author of The Introduction to the Johnson Method of Barbados Stick Science, Vol. 1. He owns Way of Life Tai Chi and has done many workshops and seminars in his home country of Barbados and Trinidad, the islands of sand, sea, sun, and liquid snow. He also coached the first Tai-Chi athlete on the island.

Sammy grew up listening to stories about Bajan Sticklicking and watching kung fu movies. When he and his family moved to the West Coast, he joined the Barbados Wushu Federation and wrote a skit called “Setting a Goal,” which was performed at The National Independence Festivals of Creative Arts (NIFCA).

In 2017 Sammy returned to Barbados to teach martial arts and fitness. He enrolled in the local college’s Physical Education program, where he honed his writing skill to produce martial arts how-to books.