In 2004, on a green light I collided with a SUV at the crosswalk near Pizza Hut and Liliha Bakery. That took place after I completed my training at Shobukan Judo Club. I applied judo prior to the impact and I broke my fall on wet asphalt. I then went into unconsciousness.
Split seconds prior, I heard the calm voice of the Big Boss Upstairs who told me, "stay down Jason, don't
get up, and you will be okay." The driver rendered help.
I vaguely recall hearing someone, perhaps the driver, prayed for me while I was knocked out. To date, I had not met the driver.
First responders, ambulance came and took me into Queens Medical Center's
Emergency Room. No broken bones. Not fatal.
I woke up at the hospital with my family members who visited me. Due to my judo training, I was strong enough to walk on my own strength, but I was too dazed to collect my thoughts of what happened.
One day later one of my family members took me to see, "The Passion of the Christ," on the big screen. That's
the Big Boss Upstairs who protected me. I did not know him then, but I knew of him.
My doctor confirmed I had a concussion and head trauma from that SUV collision. It affected my memory and in later years it caught up to me bad.
It was then I decided to change my career path. It was that SUV and Elaine Chao's
beatbox performance at the Showtime at the Apollo that inspired me to leave judo, to pursue my life's
purpose fulfilling music career exploration as a professional beatboxer. .
To figure out a blueprint to be a beatbox soloist, I studied Bobby McFerrin, Doug E. Fresh, Michael Jackson, Rahzel, Michael Winslow, and MC Jin like a hawk.