Glen Heggstad

Glen Heggstad was first renowned as the youngest Hells Angel ever voted-in, but he has since left the Angels to become an international martial arts champion. In twenty-five years of active training, he has earned black belt teaching credentials in Chinese kung fu, Shotokan karate, Japanese judo, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Heggstad has spent the last two decades traveling the world solo, from hitchhiking through Ireland to motorcycling the Third World.

Made famous after being captured by Colombian terrorists, he has been featured on CBS News 48 Hours, Larry King Live, MSNBC, a National Geographic Channel docudrama, and NPR. While out on the road, he stays in touch with devoted fans by posting travelogues on his popular Web site, www.strikingviking.net. When home in the US, he actively trains and operates Street Grappling, a successful Brazilian judo-jiu-jitsu school in Palm Springs, California. Heggstad is the author of One More Day Everywhere, and Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey (Whitehorse Press). The latter, his latest tells the true story of his motorcycle journey to the southern tip of the world, the edge of sanity, and the brink of death.

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