oct 15 '77 - sep 19 '01
|ABOUT JASON ROBINS
Jason Robins seemed to be moving swiftly through life, trying to accomplish so much very quickly. He was an avid reader of a variety of subjects since childhood. He was particularly interested in Black culture, Asian culture, Native American culture, psychic phenomena, and psychology. He grew to be as handsome as a model. He excelled at nearly everything he did.
In his pre-teen years, Jason studied martial arts. He was often chosen for demo teams because of his excellent back flips, strong kicks, and high jumps. Fitness training became a normal part of his life from then on.
He liked cartooning and sketching. He quickly mastered video games. He collected movies. He enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, and various other sports. He played chess and acoustic guitar. Jason also expressed himself by writing poetry and song lyrics.
In middle school, Jason became interested in Filipino folk dancing and Hip Hop dancing. Excelling at those as well, he began to teach dance to individuals. When he became a member of Mindtricks, a Bay Area hip hop dance team, he also helped with the team's choreography. In addition to teaching dance, he took jobs that were as varied as his personal interests. He worked at a convalescent home, a martial arts studio, audio visual rental companies, a graphic design studio, and a city park.
After high school, he joined the Navy, but to his disappointment was discharged when he developed asthma. He went on to train for a certificate in executive protection (bodyguard). Jason even drove cross-country, stopping a couple of days in each state he visited to absorb a little of the culture. He said that Chicago was his favorite city, a place he would like to settle in one day. When he returned from his trip, he enrolled in college and began taking business courses. He continued on with dance rehearsals, choreography, performances, and teaching.
Having battled depression for many years, dance was one of the outlets that helped Jason through the difficult times. Sadly, in September 2001, he took his life at age 23.