Jack Gentry was an enlisted airman in the United States Air Force.
He started his martial arts training in 1970 under James Parker Jr. of the
Shorinryu Matsumura orthodox Karate-do while stationed in Nha Trang Republic of
South Vietnam. There, Jack obtained the rank of green belt. Jack
transferred to Griffith Air Force Base, Rome NY in 1971 where he studied
Taekwondo and achieved the rank of brown belt.
When he was stationed in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, he began his
martial arts training in 1973 by studying Lotus Self-Defense
under Ajarn Precha
Mahachanavong, the founder of Lotus, at the Mahachanavong School of
Lotus Self-Defense in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.
In addition to holding a black belt in Lotus, Jack also
holds a black belt in Hapkido, which he studied when he was
stationed in Osan, South Korea.
After an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, Jack
now teaches Lotus in Charlotte, North Carolina. The name of his school is "Royal Guardians."
In addition to teaching Lotus, his recent studies have been in
Master Lamard Wingster of Troopers Touch, Bronx, NY.