Mr Cooper Ali-Shabazz (affectionately known as Shabazz) was born in Brooklyn, USA. He started training in the warrior arts at an early age as a means to combat the violence of growing up on the streets of New York.
For more than forty years he has developed himself as a world champion martial artist and self-defence master. An ardent practitioner of Bhakti Yoga, he is also a philosopher, author, actor, life coach, warrior, and gentleman’s etiquette advocate.
Some of his martial art achievements include:
- World Cup Martial Arts Gold Medal
- ISKA 1st Place Self-Defence Black Belt Division Australasian Title
- World Cup of Martial Arts 1st & 2nd Place Winner, respectively
When he is not writing, Shabazz still consults to the security industry, teaches self-defence, and is a public speaker on philosophy, religion, spirituality, and gentleman’s etiquette.