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So, You Think You Know Me AKA How Right is Your Wrong?

Every now and then I’m pointed to some site where they have information about Scott Shaw. Though I can’t fault these sites for taking the time to put my info up there, they do often amuse me about what they get right and more particularly what they get wrong, because there always seems to be a little bit of both. The things that they don’t know are always the most interesting to me.

Here’s one of the Scott Shaw Info Panels I was recently guided towards. This one isn’t too right in it’s wrong. At least they are not claiming I am the nephew of the actor Robert Shaw or the grandson of George Bernard Shaw like some sites have claimed. Just know and remember, what you read is not always the truth.
Scott Shaw
Date of Birth 23 September 1958, Hollywood, California, USA
Nickname Dr. Shaw
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Scott Shaw is one of the most advanced non-Korean practitioners of the Korean martial of Hapkido in the world. He is ranked a 7th Degree Black Belt Master by the Korea Hapkido Federation.
The final two credits in virtually all his films are, "In Memory of Dinosaur Filmmaking" and "The Zen."
He is the creator of Zen Filmmaking. In Zen Filmmaking no scripts are used. There are no rules and no definitions. The spontaneous creative energy of the filmmaker is the only defining factor - this allows for a spiritually pure source of immediate inspiration to be the only guide in the filmmaking process.
Graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California
Is often called, Swamiji or Baba by his friends. This is in obvious reference to the time he spent in India as a monk.
Lives much of every year at his beach house in Kamakura, Japan.
He was the first non-Korean ever to be awarded the advanced master rank of 7th Degree Black Belt by the prestigious Korea Hapkido Federation.
Holds both American and Japanese citizenship.
Has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Asian Studies.
Holds three Master of Arts degrees. One from California State University, Los Angeles in Geography, the second from California State University, Dominguez Hills in Humanities, and a third, a Master of Herbology degree, from Emerson College of Herbology.
Received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge in Geography.
Has taught courses on filmmaking at the University of California, Los Angeles, (U.C.L.A.).