Kyle Albers is a 21 year old undergraduate senior at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is majoring in Environmental Studies and scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2011. During his time at Emory, he has participated in several on-location environmental research projects including those focused on the weathering and aging of rock monuments in Scotland (for Dr. Stephen Henderson, Emory University) and feral animal tracking (for Dr. Anthony Martin, Emory University) through the Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas.
His current interest in the relationship of adaptive environmental cycles to the evolution of martial arts is predicated, in part, on his long-standing study and practice of a number of martial arts styles. Kyle is a teacher of martial arts and holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, awarded under fifth-degree master, Jerry Groce. He is also a regular student of Japanese Swordsmanship. In addition, Kyle studies To Shin do (Ninjutsu) with master Mark Sentoshi Russo. This paper and related research were conducted under the supervision of Dr. William B. Size and Mr. Carl Brown (Environmental Studies Faculty at Emory University).