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Tree of Life Shoppe - Meet Bob Cook

Bob Cook began his martial arts training on February 15, 1968.  In the 50+ years that has passed, he has studied and continues to study Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Kuntao Silat, Arnis, and Tai Chi Chu'an.

In that time, he founded Daishizen Koken Ha Goju Ryu Tode, a traditional self defense system that is greatly influenced by Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese martial arts.  He is the Director of Training of the Mountain Garden Dojo located in Frackville, PA.  Over the years he has worked as a bouncer, private investigator, and bodyguard.

Cook also developed the HARD Target Program, which is an umbrella program offering real world personal protection workshops such as Women's Self Defense and Rape Prevention, Anti-Bully/Anti-Abduction for Kids and Adults, and Adrenaline Stress Training for Law Enforcement and Security Professionals.

About 20 years into his martial training it was suggested that he look into Restorative Arts.  He took that suggestion to heart and has been training in them since 1988.  He became interested in and has trained in the Asian modalities of Reiki, Shiatsu (acupressure), Tuina (Chinese Massage), and Qigong (Chinese Breathing Sets).  Added to his holistic health resume is Touch for Health which is a muscle testing system closely tied to the Chinese 5 Element Theory.  For the last decade or so, Cook has offered Hypnosis and aids clients to stop smoking and weight management.  He also guides clients through past life regressions.