Finally! That's My Satori has video!
For your enjoyment, or chagrin, here is a short taste of one of my seminars in New York City.
Steven L. Malanoski, Hanshi, 10th Dan, posts his hypothesis, reviews, news, commentary, high lights, opinions, tutorials, on Martial Arts. USA / Urban GoJu KaraTe, ShobuDo Ryu JuJitsu, and KoBuDo specifically, but not exclusively.
I recently found this old pic of GMstr. Chaka Zulu and yours truly, years ago, at the WHOFSC Hall of fame in Orlando Fla.
Those of you who have been around for awhile will remember him from the movie The Warrior Within back in his Nisei GoJu days.
He is now the founder and head of Zu Jitsu Ryu.
Many of you have seen this pic before, but are you hip to who is in it pertaining to us, and where it was taken???
2nd row 4th from your left, you will see a young mustachioed Gogen Yamaguchi = Maestro Urban's main teacher.
Last row, leaning against the wall, in Japanese college uniform of the period, is Nei Chu So. This young Japanese Korean was a junior to Yamaguchi at Ritzumeikan University where they both trained for a time with Chojun Miyagi during Miyagi's visits to the mainland of Japan. Nei Chu So later taught Masutatsu Oyama, founder of KyokuShinKai, another of Maestro Urban's teachers.
This pic was taken at a BuTokuKai meeting of KaraTe instructors during a time when KaraTe was new to the BuTokuKai.
You may or may not remember a time when through another teacher of Sensei's = Urban's, Richard Kim, USA / Urban GoJu wore a patch on the back of the gi with the BuTokuKai name.
I never had the chance before, to put a pic of my dear friend and coach during my tournament carreer as a teen ager in the 70's, The Master Breaker, GMstr. Ron Jeter.
He was quite a character. Charismatic, bigger than life, and a real showman. His tameshiwari = testing of the tools = breaking all kinds of bricks and blocks was truly somthing to behold.
He was also the best man to have in your corner when you were the only white boy, fighhting at the "inner city tournaments...."
I have fond memories of him taking my dojo mates and myself to 42nd street in NYC after work outs. He would actually pay all of our ways from one Kung Fu movie to another. We would work our way down 42 St often visiting 4 or 5 theaters in order to not miss any of the more than numerous Chop Socky flicks that would come out every week back then.
Unfortunately, like my other teachers, he is no longer with us.