Who is Scott Sommers?

I am currently an instructor in the English Language Center at Ming Chuan University in Taipei. I have lived in Taiwan since 1996 and prior to joining MCU in 2002 taught business English in Taipei and Taipei County. Before Taiwan, I taught at universities, colleges, and business companies in South Korea and Japan.

My regular blog doesn’t feature any photographs whatsoever. If you want to see what I look like, you’ll have to go to Michael Turton’s blog where he has a number of photos of me, including this one, which I quite like.You can find out more about me from Facebook.

I am very active and have played sports all of my life. I played rugby for many years on teams in East Asia and Canada. These days, I compete in various types of grappling events. I have been awarded a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Tommy Hsieh who is the highest ranking BJJ coach in Taiwan. Also, I am one of only a handful of foreign residents and the first Canadian to be awarded a black belt in Judo by the ROC Judo Federation. You can find photos from different events I’ve been in and photos of my Judo club here. Click the photo entitled 2007雙園道館選手獲奬紀實軍 for more information about tournaments I have been in. Youtube videos of my fights are here.

On 28 November 2008, a five-man over-40 team from Shuang Yuan Judo won the gold medal in the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Cup. You can find pictures from the event here.

I am married and live in Taipei County with my wife and our cat.

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