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Joseph "Jody" Boyce Plauché was born in 1972 from a family of four children. Amusingly, Plauché admits that his father loved him the most. It is funny because children usually deny being their parents’ favourite. We rarely hear this kind of revelation. Jody Plauché’s late father was Leon Gary Plauché and his mother is June Plauché. Jody Plauché was named after his maternal grandfather, a highly educated photographer. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the state’s second city. Plauché was very athletic during his youth and he played several sports in which his father was a trainer.

For instance, he coached Little League baseball teams. The State Times Morning Advocate nominated Jody Plauché as one of the top five finalists for Athlete of the Year in East Baton Rouge Parish. He played football in high school among other sports. Eventually, at the age of 10 in 1982, he decided to do karate with Jeff Doucet, a teacher of the Korean-style of this martial art. Jody Plauché was pretty good at it, he won a trophy at the Fort Worth Pro-Am, an important national karate meet. Doucet came from a family of 7 children and a troubled past. Plauché’s family did not know this at the time.