Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I conducted a bi private class the this past Saturday evening, to a couple of yudansha from Chinese American GoJu = YoDan Renshi Elias Boneros, and NiDan Steve Trost. We spent a couple of hours working on Kata BunKai on the floor of Nisei GoJu Headquarters, and later continued the session in Tompkins Square Park, with Arakaki No Kon, and more kata BunKai. Always a pleasure working with these cats. Sorry that I have no photos to go with this post, but we were too busy to remember to get a couple of shots.

For those of you that have sent your phone numbers and or email addresses to me concerning training,the time is right, so please resend you information, as unlike Jesus, I didn't save.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Two GoJu brothers pass to the next reality this August.


It is with deep regret that I relay the news that two of our old school brothers have passed away.
On August 19, 2008, Master Earl Monroe of Nisei GoJu, seen here with his teacher GMstr. Frank Ruiz, passed away. He was a long time exponent of the Nisei System, and one of the premo competitors of the old days.

On August 22, 2008, Master John Waples, a long time exponent of USA GoJu, seen here receiving the Urban "E" Flag, passed away. Anyone who has been to many of the Urban Cup events that were held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice throughout the years will remember his long hours of work, helping to run the rings.

Both of these fine martial artists will be missed by all who had the good fortune to be touched by them as teachers and or friends.