My brother. Not that watching Chuck Norris movies with my dad, and the Karate Kid, didn't influence me wanting to do martial arts. My brother started (he's 21 yrs older than I) and I was there with him, his wife, and oldest kid (2 yrs my junior). Dennis had some training when he was in the Marines, and had always wanted to continue it. We all went to class for a while, then the instructor left and it wasn't fun for me anymore. I started back in 2003, once again because of my brother Now we're both 2nd Dan. He's almost 53, but he sure can move!