American Kung Fu Master Charles Daniel Sherman IV

By: Azad Karimi

My biggest motivation was to me the best version of myself as I could be. But I certainly loved Bruce Lee, and Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen just to name a few.



American Kung Fu Master


Charles Daniel Sherman IV

By Azad Karimi


In my personal culture, I have divided people into two groups: Two-legs and wise:

The two legs are just alive, coming and going without productivity or production. They are stagnant and have not grown, Of course, evil people who think but have evil thoughts in their heads. They are also Tow-legs and bipeds.

And a wise person is one who is the source of goodness and blessings.

Some people live many years but never understand why and for what reason? Some people wake up somewhere in life and learn what the philosophy of life is. Some people are inherently intelligent and quickly learn the right way and way of life. They are called heavenly gifts.

And this young American man is one of those people are called heavenly gifts. He is a blessing. If you like to believe, please read my interview with her to prove what I said.

And he is my dear brother. I proud of him.

I wish Charles the best with a long life with success and health.


Azad Karimi




  1. Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)

 .I am Charles Daniel Sherman IV, I dropped out of high school and got my G.E.D. (graduation equivalency diploma) when I was 16.


2- What is your specialty?

.I don't currently specialize in anything, other than the way in which I live my life.

I stay open to all information, and follow my intuition with love and patience, while maintaining a focus on my breath. I strive to be in alignment with the creator at all times, and feel that love shining down on me.


3- When and how did you become interested in this field of sport work?

.I've always had an interest in martial arts; I used to watch Kung Fu movies with my father from a very young age. I practiced various martial arts as a child, but it was until I was about 20 years old when a spiritual teacher suggested I look into Wing Chun Kung Fu. I spent 6 years practicing with much dedication. It's an honour to have trained alongside such beautiful hardworking and talented people. Since then I trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for about 3 years. I got seriously injured after I got my blue belt in 10 months, and had to embark on a path of healing, which was how I started to learn and practice body work, specifically work on the Fascia.


4- Who was your motivator?

.My biggest motivation was to me the best version of myself as I could be. But I certainly loved Bruce Lee, and Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen just to name a few.


5- What was your parent’s reaction?

.My father passed when I was 16, so he never got to see with his physical self the progress I have made, but I know both of my parents are proud of my journey.


6- When started you such as a professional athlete?

.I'm not a professional athlete at all! I have won a lot of competitions against people my own level, and have done well against people higher level than me though.

My interest in competition was so that I could learn more about myself, to see what weaknesses I had, and to evolve more quickly on my journey of self discovery.


7- Please, Tell us about your sport activities!

.I started playing soccer at a young age and really loved that! I was very good at putting myself where I was most needed; I had a knack for predicting what was going to happen before it did.

I dabbled in all sports for fun, but I never really got too serious with any of them until I started competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I've always loved to be in motion, to lose myself in the moment, to find that peace and freedom that state can bring.

Martial arts in particular really helped me to have self confidence, so that I could express the love in my heart, and fear no human’s reaction. To push myself past what I thought my boundaries were. to start to learn how to embody humility and respect.


8- What is the role of sport in our life?

.I was blessed with the ability to travel as a young man; I've vested Asia, Central America, and Europe. I've been in contact with shamans/teachers of Native American descent, Asian descent, as well as South American descent.


9- What is the role of culture in our life?

.Learning about the spirituality of all peoples has brought me closer to connection with the creator, and my truest self. There is so much beauty and wisdom available to us if we keep an open mind/heart and learn how to discern what is in true alignment with ourselves.


10-And what is the connection of sport and culture?

.There is something magical about being in connection with other martial artists. Those who have put the hard work in ...Those who have learned about respect, loyalty and honour. You can see eye to eye with these beautiful people, and know their intentions are pure just by looking them in the eye. I am grateful for that connection and that connection also within the community of healers and medicine works I am so happy to call my family.


11- Where is the place of sport in the culture of a society?

.I think the culture of sport in my society varies a lot from person to person. Everyone has a different relationship to this activity depending on which sport it is they like, and how they participate in it.

Within the martial arts world there is much mutual respect and love shared.

I couldn't be happier and more thankful for the time I have been able to spend honing my craft and learning and growing alongside the other beautiful beings I got to share time and space with.



 12- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities?

.I believe I am in fantastic alignment with sport, and the culture it represents. I have had some amazing teachers along the way, and I owe so much to them!


13- How see you the view about your work-sport-culture?

.I definitely do what I can, when I can! I have a few friends of the family that I train with and share my teachings with freely. I also have taught some women for free, for their own confidence and safety, and ability to express themselves freely and fully.

I believe anyone can find a way to do this, all it takes is a little imagination!


14- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

.I can, and do help the world become a better place for all creation residing on this plane by living the best way I know, with a gentle hand, and heart to listen others without judgement or hatred, Holding space and compassion for their version of reality listening with no intention of adding my own perspective unless it is asked for or dictated by the creator, by sharing as much love and generosity as I have in my heart.


15- How can you help our world to become a better place for living?

.By meditating/praying daily to be in touch with who I am, and my relationship to this universe.


16- Have you more word to say or suggestion for our readers?

.I would just like to give thanks for those who would listen to me with an open mind and heart. And ask that you be gentle with yourselves and each other. That you spread the love in your heart as far and wide with one another as you can. To be true to what you know in your hearts. To remember to take care of yourselves, and each other in as many ways as you can, and to relax, and find time to play, and enjoy nature and each other, To live in harmony and abundance of the heart.