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Veterans Day Legacy And Human Beatbox Workshops

November 11, 2017 at 07:00AM

I hope we, you and I, are able spend this Veteran's Day to reflect upon the brave men and women for their great service in our United States Armed Forces in the branches of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. If you are a veteran or know someone who served, please feel free to pay homage to him and her by scrolling to the bottom of this post to leave a blog comment on this Veterans Day. I also share in this post my homage to an Army Veteran who is very dear to my heart and I also share about my recent desire to join the United States Air Force.


Steele Miles of the United States Army And Jason Tom beatboxing at Innovative Sessions

One Army veteran that comes to my mind is my uncle Danny. It was unexpected when he passed on at age 82. Danny was a retired architecture draftsman. As a child I visited his home office where I viewed his architectural hand drawn drafts and sketches. It amazed me. And at our family gatherings, uncle Danny told me he's read articles about me in the paper and he asked me regularly about my beatboxing career. It felt profound that my uncle Danny took a genuine interest in what I was doing as a beatboxer during his time with us and that struck a cord with me about him. I learned this week by my first cousin Philip that my uncle Danny was responsible for bringing his wife, who is my mother's oldest sister, my aunt, and the rest their siblings to the United States of America where my Mom met and married my Dad. My father passed on this year at age 84 on Father's Day. Today, for Veteran's Day, I'd like to dedicate and honor this post in memory of my Army veteran uncle Danny. I miss you uncle Danny and I love you Dad! Both of you sacrificed a lot to make it possible for me to be here today. I will continue to do what I do, because of what you both have instilled in me in character, discipline and maturity. I also have other family relatives and friends who served our nation. Shout out to my first cousin David who served in our United States Marine Corps. Thank you cousin David! I am grateful for the service of our Veterans. Thank you and I honor and respect all of our Veterans on this Veterans Day and the days throughout our calendar year!


Rock The School Bells Hawaii Student Showcase at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

One of the things I embarked this year was I got back into teaching after taking seasons off due to health reasons and I have to say it is rewarding to be able to enjoy teaching and paying it forward for our next generation. I know this is what my late uncle and father would want me to continue to do. I want to personally thank Coach Dom and Kim of Revive Christian Fellowship, Wally Matanza (who served in the Marine Corps), Boy Scouts of America, Iolani School, Hawaii Baptist Academy, Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, Chanel Tanaka, Art Bridge Events, Pacific Ink & Art Expo, Nicole Kealoha, Kimberly Corbin, b-girl Yoda, Diverse Art Center, Rock the School Bells Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei, Shriners Hospitals For Children for making it possible. I've also compiled on this blog post photos and videos of this year's human beatbox workshops.

Below is the list of the videos of photos and videos shown:

  • Blog Photo Opener: Steele Miles of the United States Army And Jason Tom beatboxing at Innovative Sessions: 1 photo
  • Blog Video Opener: First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference Student Showcase: 1 video
  • Sound check for Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School: 1 video
  • Motivational speaking and teaching beatboxing at Iolani School: 1 photo
  • Performance, motivational speaking and teaching beatboxing at Hawaii Baptist Academy: 1 photo and 1 video
  • Beatbox Workshop at Prisma Dance Summer Intensive Program: 1 video
  • Beatbox Workshop at Art Bridge Events Pacific Ink And Art Expo Kids Zone: 1 photo and 2 videos
  • Beatbox Workshop at the First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference: 1 video and 2 photos
  • Performance and Beatbox workshop at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei: 1 photo
  • Performance and Beatbox Workshop at Shriners Hospitals For Children: 1 photo


Sound check for Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School


Jason Tom is motivational speaking and teaching beatboxing to Boy Scouts at Iolani School.


Jason Tom performing, motivational speaking and teaching beatboxing at the Hawaii Baptist Academy.

As some of you are aware, this year, I considered joining the Air Force. Back in August, I went to Coast Guard recruiting for information, because the Air Force recruiting relocated. Then I went to Navy recruiting's new location, because Air Force recruiting weren't in. With zero preparation, I took my first pre-ASVAB test at Navy recruiting and my score qualified me to join any of the branches. As a mathematician I scored well in Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematical Knowledge. I also did well in Paragraph Comprehension. Then as weeks went by, I decided not to join, because of my career commitments for 2018. Then my desire to join the Air Force came up again, and this month with zero preparation, I went to Air Force recruiting to take my second pre-ASVAB test. I scored higher than the previous pre-ASVAB test. I scored well in my Word Knowledge and Mathematical Knowledge. I did about the same in Paragraph Comprehension. I missed problems that I should not have for my Arithmetic Reasoning. Overall, it felt good that I did it to know what it would be like. Then I decided finally that I will fulfill my commitments as Father God pointed out to me and revealed to me that things are already mapped out for me and my professional career where I am booked for gigs from this month of November all the way through December 2018, as well as projects that will launch in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Air Force was an option, but in this season my career option trumped my decision in joining the Air Force.


Hawaii Baptist Academy Summer Schoolers Learn the Art of beatboxing.


Jason Tom teaches beatboxing at Prisma Dance Summer Intensive Program.


Human Beatbox Academy Clinic at the Art Bridge Events Kids Zone of the Pacific Ink & Art Expo.


Jonathan beatboxing with Jason Tom at Blaisdell Center's Pikake Room.


Human Beatbox Academy Clinic with the robot, top rocks and up rocks at Art Bridge Events Kids Zone of the Pacific Ink And Art Expo.


​Beatbox And Dance Workshop At The First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference.


Rock The School Bells Hawaii


Rock The School Bells Hawaii


Jason Tom performance and beatbox workshop at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei


Jason Tom performance and beatbox workshop at Shriners Hospitals For Children

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Awesome work out there w/the youth and community! Keep up the great work!!! Respect! Bless

Thanks Jason for sharing ur videos. I enjoy seeing you throughout the community doing ur thing. Hawaii has a lot of talented people. I especially like seeing the smiles of the children on stage with you. God bless you brother!

Thank you for honoring our Veterans and for sharing your stories. I want to thank my dad for serving in the 442nd.

Awesome! What a great blog. Mahalo to all our veterans, we are grateful for your service! And Thanks Jason for all u do! So cool to see all the keiki learning how to beatbox. Keep up the good work! Much luv and respect!

Excellent post @jasontom! Paying homage to those who paved the way for us, your personal family members and or veterans. As well as teaching and building the next generation. You show love and respect to both the past and present. Keep doing what you're doing Jason Tom!



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Honolulu native Jason Tom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is an American professional beatboxer who is today reaching 2.1 million unique individuals and households throughout our world. He is seen and heard on TEDx TalksHi Session Musicians, Millennial Magazine, Beatbox Battle TelevisionKapiʻo News, Fame Magazine, Honolulu Star Advertiser, KFVE, OC16, Olelo, National Public Radio, 93.9 The Beat, Hawaii News Now.

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I first saw Jason Tom perform at a Cultural night event several years ago, at the back-then renowned club "Oceans 808" and was very impressed with his beatboxing skills - with nothing but his own mouth! - and the cool Michael-Jackson-Style dancing he used along with them. Then I met him officially at the Word Of Life Church Honolulu years later, and we've known each other since. Very sweet and professional guy, always with a friendly and positive vibe. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, Jason! Thank you for using and dedicating your craft to the glory of God and the salvation of His people. Here's to another even more prosperous 10 years! Blessings.

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