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Humans of East Lansing

February 10, 2015
<p>MSU alumn and Senior Physicist at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Ron Fox poses for a portrait with his shinai Feb. 9, 2015, in the IM Sports-Circle gymnasium. Fox started practicing kendo in college and now volunteers instructing KIN 102M, Kendo I. Kelsey Feldpausch/The State News</p>

MSU alumn and Senior Physicist at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Ron Fox poses for a portrait with his shinai Feb. 9, 2015, in the IM Sports-Circle gymnasium. Fox started practicing kendo in college and now volunteers instructing KIN 102M, Kendo I. Kelsey Feldpausch/The State News

Photo by Kelsey Feldpausch | The State News

Ron Fox

Senior physicist at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Fact: Volunteers spare time to teach kendo, a martial art

“Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in physics. But I’ve been doing kendo since 1976. I had been the head instructor of the MSU Kendo Club since about 1980 or 1981. The people who taught me graduated, I went off to grad school, came back, and there was nobody teaching so I wanted to pick up the club from there.

I’ll work here until I retire, but I’ll keep doing kendo until I physically can’t do it.”

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