Donnelly Sensei, while primarily interested in budo (martial ways) in Japanese culture, is also interested in the history of medical ethics in China and Japan and their legal and philosophical interactions with Western medical ethical models and practice. He has expanded his martial arts background to include dabbling in Tai Chi Chuan and Arnis.
Mr. Donnelly lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Jayne. He has worked as a New Hampshire attorney and, in many hospitals in multiple states, as an ASCP certified pathologists' assistant. While not the legal counsel for the SMAA, he often serves as an unofficial legal advisor.