Harrington is a 6th Degree Black Belt, who trained under
Ajarn Precha at
the original school in Ubon Thailand, while he was stationed there from
February 1, 1974 to the end of August 1974, while he was stationed there
with the United States Air Force. Roy originally earned his blue belt in
Thailand when he was then transferred back to the United States, although he was ready
to test for brown belt.
Upon his return to the U.S., he had the opportunity
to train with Robert Price, and immediately tested to brown belt in October
of 1974. Upon leaving the USAF in 1976, Roy moved to Spokane,
Washington where he completed his black belt test on August 31, 1978 under
instructors Chuck and Lily Quick. Roy took over the Spokane Lotus program
in June 1979 when Chuck and Lily moved to Bend, Oregon to open the
current Lotus program there.
visited Ajarn Precha in Thailand in the summer of 2003, spending most of the
summer training and learning techniques 81-100, and was awarded his 6th
degree black belt at that time as well.
holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University.
Currently Roy manages his Lotus school, teaching Lotus, competitive
kickboxing and cardio kickboxing. In addition, he has been teaching martial
arts for the Spokane School District the past five years and also teaches
for Spokane Park and Recreation Department, teaching Lotus and fitness
classes. His personal website may be accessed