Richard Del Connor “Buddha Zhen” is the Kung Fu Cowboy.
He was a San Diego and Newfoundland outdoorsman (bow hunter, fisherman) born 1954.
He started Shaolin Kung Fu in 1980, graduating in 1984.
He founded Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu & Taijiquan in 1992.
He founded Buddha Kung Fu, “The school for making Buddhas” in 2008.
He released the album, Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1, by American Zen on Shaolin Records label in 2010.
(The song “Kung Fu Cowboy” was a best-seller of his music at Amazon.com in 2011.)
He wrote the song “Use Me” when he became homeless in Las Vegas in 2012.
(The video “Use Me” was recorded in 2014 in Tacoma Studios when KFC was in North Hollywood, but was written in Las Vegas.)
(The song “Kung Fu Cowboy 2“ was recorded in his Tacoma “Covered Wagon” as a motorcycle drove by in 2014.
He wrote the poetry book, Kung Fu Cowboy Academy, in 2017.
He wrote the poetry memoir, Evolution of a Shaolin Monk, in 2018
Kung Fu Cowboy has created in 2018 a free website, ActZen.com for actor sanity.
Kung Fu Cowboy also created CoyoteRadio.TV to sell his songs by American Zen.