distinguished old gentleman
Sjaak fell on hard times and joined the French Foreign legion in Vietnam.
He was taken prisoners and was held in a pow camp for years.
There he managed to become friends with one of his captors who taught him the art of kali.
When he was released he received an ancient set of batons to take home with him.
Later he opened an antiques shop.
He will leave this set to a promising student who can demonstrate his worth to carry them, but has yet to meet such a person.