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Willie Nelson: Expecting the Unexpected

Hank Bordowitz, Gallery, March 2001

WILLIE NELSON studies martial arts. He has honed his skills as a karateka in various styles for around 40 years now. When you consider Willie’s wild image – the outlaw, one of the highwaymen, even the redheaded stranger – they reflect the rowdiness Willie radiates, rather than the kind of discipline the martial arts require.

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