Jack Joffe joined the United
States Air Force in June 1969. While stationed in Thailand, he trained
in Lotus under the founder from February 7, 1972 to May 1, 1973. Jack earned his black belt on March 19, 1973.
Jack said he is responsible
for translating techniques 61-100 into English phonetics so the American
GI's could pronounce them better. Jack also stated that his class
also started doing the "dragon" on the left side, as well as
the right side for the fun of it, even though Ajarn Precha did not require
it to be done on both sides for belt-testing promotion purposes.
Jack also stated he
stays in contact with the founder through mail, and that he received a
promotion certificate from Ajarn
Precha Mahachanavong stating that on October 2, 2007, Jack is promoted
to the rank of 7th degree black belt.
Jack is a retired
chiropractor and is currently living in the Santa Clarita, California area.