Began study and training in East Asian martial arts in 1967 at the age of 9.
Mastered areas of expertise include Ryukyu Kempo, Ryukyu Kobudo (ancient Ryukyuan weaponry), Oyata Shin Shu Ho, Tuite Jitsu, Kyusho Jitsu, Atemi Jitsu, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Bogu Kumite, Iaido, Ken Jitsu, ancient Chinese weaponry.
Personal student of Taika Seiyu Oyata, 1982 to 2010. Founder of Ryukyu Kempo, and Oyata Shin Shu Ho in America. Koubushi Gossett resides 15 minutes from Taika Oyata's home and headquarters dojo, 1982 to 2010.
Traveled with Taika Oyata since 1982 to various demonstrations and instruction with the ancient Ryukyuan eku thru 2010.
Began study and training in Collegiate/Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling in 1967 at the age of nine. Accomplished high school and collegiate wrestler.
Olympic training center, Colorado Springs, CO, USA Wrestling gold, silver, bronze, and copper certified coach.
Featured speaker for Olympic training center, Colorado Springs, CO, USA Wrestling coaches silver certification college program.
Senior coach, Liberty Wrestling Garage "National Team".
Head coach, Liberty Wrestling Club "National Team".
B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in East Asian Language and Cultures with emphasis in Japanese language, Ph.D Ancient East Asian Studies (presently completing).
Adj. professor 1987-1998 East Asian Cultures and Martial Arts at William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.
Nationally and internationally published author on East Asian cultures and martial arts.