H.L. Oldie

H.L. Oldie is the joint pen-name of Oleg Ladyzhensky and Dmitry Gromov.

Oleg Ladyzhensky was born 1963 in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 1980 he enrolled in the Kharkov Institute of Culture as a student of the Theatre Production Department and was graduated from there in 1984. From 1984 to 1999 Ladyzhensky worked as a stage director. He has a Black Belt of the 2nd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate-do and is the Chief Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate school in Kharkov and a full-contact Karate referee, Ukraine.

Dmitry Gromov was born 1963 in Simferopol, Ukraine. In 1969 his family moved to Sevastopol and in 1974 to Kharkov, Ukraine, where Dmitry lives now. In 1980 Dmitry enrolled the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute as a student of the Inorganic Chemistry Department and graduated from there in 1986. Dmitry worked as a chemist at the Scientific-Research Institute of Main Chemistry in Kharkov. 1991 Dmitry obtained his MS in Sciences. Dmitry has a Black Belt of the 1st Dan in Goju Ryu Karate-do.