Sijou Johnson (8th Level Black Belt), author of "Words of Wisdom: Life Lessons", began studying martial arts in 1975. He has a Black Sash (Master Instructor) in Tien Shan P'ai Kung Fu, and holds a 7th Level Black Sash in the art. He also holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.
Sijou (or Grand Master) Johnson has studied various other arts including Ninjitsu, Hapkido, and Jujitsu in an effort to continue self-improvement and further strengthen Tien Tae Jitsu.
He has several other writing projects currently under way.