This is the portrait of Ferdinando Balzarro. His life is remarkable under different aspects. Having been, in the sixties, student of Master Hiroshi Shirai, he has printed a clear footprint in Italy's Karate movement. He has been Italian and European champion in multiple occasions, becoming later Master of many champions.
Daring and adventurous personality, he has also been a worldwide known name in the skydiving field. He had a bad skydiving injury while in the army, but was able to come back, being part of a world record in 1999.
Always inspired by the philosophical side of his life, he lately became a successful writer.
I also was a student of him, and I tribute this man the greatest respect.