Brian Kraemer is a 1st Degree
Black Belt who trained under Roy Harrington in Spokane, Washington starting
in the early 80's. Brian earned his Black Belt on June 17, 1993 at the age
of 18 along with Bill Dirks and Bill Greeson in one of the rare triple black
Soon after his black belt test it was off to Seattle
to attend the University of Washington. During that time Brian dabbled a bit
in Aikido, but was never able to truly dedicate himself to martial arts due
to time constraints. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in math sciences.
Brian currently lives in
Seattle with his wife and works as a Network Engineer for the University of
Washington, the statewide K-20 network, and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop.
He is responsible for the Internet access of roughly a quarter of a million
people in the Pacific Northwest area.
Fond memories of training in
Spokane include being nicknamed "Frick and Frack" with Bill Dirks by Roy,
public demonstrations where Brian and Bill Dirks demonstrated "authentic"
Muay Thai, and gruelling sparring sessions with Bill Greeson.