Joe is sensitive to light, touch and noise. When visiting restaurants or tea rooms, he will seek an area of low light, quiet place, preferably a round table and somewhere hidden or out of the way.
He carries his iPad Pro with him at all times and his Bose traditional over the ear headphones, playing soft music for calmness isolating background sounds and noise.
Joe took a semi retirement at the age of 54 in 2014 and tries to spends more time out of the office than in it.
His official day off is on a Wednesday and he loses himself somewhere in the English countryside. He swims three times a week to maintain his fitness, and also helps to maintain the couple's large garden.
Joe is a full time professional karate instructor and holds a 7th Dan Black Belt and is of International repute.
Joe has chaired three National Governing Bodies; The All British Karate Organisation, Karate England and the National Association of Karate and Martial Art Schools (NAKMAS). He is the current National Chair of NAKMAS.
NAKMAS links are, as follows:www.nakmas.org.ukwww.facebook.com/nakmasngbwww.twitter.com/nakmasngbwww.instagram.com/nakmasngb
ISN'T IT NICE BEING NICE?
Joe runs a campaign known as Isn't It Nice...Being Nice? The campaign is aimed at being nice and kind to everyone and undertaking a random acts of kindness.
Take a look at Joe's website via: www.beingniceuk.com
ENGLISH TEA ROOM GUIDE
For over 50 years Joe has visited English tea rooms regularly in the same way as the majority of people people visit pubs. Joe doesn't drink, smoke, gamble or take drugs, never has done and never will do!
Joe runs the English Tea Room Guide and travels all round England visiting English tea rooms and reviewing them. He then awards a rating; Highly Recommended, Recommended or rather quaintly, Not My Cup Of Tea!
Here's a link to Joe's English Tea Room Guide:www.tea-room-guide.org.ukwww.facebook.com/tearoomguide
FREEMASON AND AWARD WINNING CHARITY CAMPAIGNER
Joe is a senior English freemason and his charity funding campaigns are well known, locally, nationally and internationally.
His charity works started off from his early years in the 1960s. He won the charity trophy over three consecutive years whilst he was in the Boys Brigade, starting from the young age of 8 years old.
Here's a link to Joe's Unique Freemason Charity page:www.uniquefreemason.com/Joe-ellis