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Not only are The Smith brothers pioneers in their sport, they are also actors and life savers. They have been lifeguards most of their lives watching after their piers since they were 10 years old. That requires a lot of responsibility. The best thing I can say about The Smith brothers is that they are also teachers! They share their art with others. They have put in countless hours with their sport and created a life for themselves that only most of us can dream of.
I heard it said to me once that only %2 of the world is self-motivated enough to run their own businesses. Then the rest of us need cattle prods. The Smith brothers are also known as Sidekick Karate or The Gold Dust Twins.
When they were just out of High School they created a sport that made people like Chuck Norris, Bill Wallace and Joe Lewis famous.
When Chuck Norris needed advice, he went to Ricky and Randy’s mentor, Jerry Piddington.
Jerry has been on the cover of many martial arts magazines and is also an actor. He travels the world sharing his talents.
I was given an opportunity to photograph a Black Belt and Brown Belt promotion ceremony that many of Ricky Randy and Jerry’s black belts attended.
I was especially amazed at one young brown belt that convinced me he could fly. He could fly because he had motivation from the best martial artists on the planet! His Father Shawn Bolick is also a student. But Ben Bollick is Batman!