Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry ChristMas!

Osu! Personally, I observe ChristMas as a Holy Day rather than a commercial excuse for greed. So please indulge me so far as to read this classic 1986 martial arts comic, which tells a story with a moral that befits my belief system.
Please click on each of the following pics to enlarge and read. If you click on the pic once again, after it becomes enlarged, it will enlarge even more for easier reading.


Friday, November 05, 2010

Hey! Look what I foundf on Youtube!

FYI, I am in the process of writing the long overdue article that so many have been asking about, which will educate and or satisfy some, and inevitably piss some others off. It will cover My Satori = my realization after so many years of trial and error, as to what I believe being a leader, practitioner, competitor, promoter, etc. etc. really is, was, and or can, could or will be.

Until then, I trust that this video from Gary Alexander's 1993 event, featuring a special someone will hold my dear readers over....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Marty Manuel passes away.

What can I say? He was a friend of mine. He was one of the original Professional Karate Association full contact champions. He was a fantastic practitioner, teacher, inspiration to many, and a really nice guy.
Because of his illness, he went from being one of the fastest, most graceful technicians on the full contact scene, to being paralyzed and wheelchair bound for all too many years. Yet he still taught, and participated in the arts, more and better than most.

Sensei Urban loved him, and endearingly called him "The Coach."
I was honored to be nominated by him to receive the GoJu Leadership Award, through the World Head Of Family Sokeship Council.

He was a fantastic teacher, as seen through so many of his students, including my dear friend Sensei Alexis Cardona of Florida. He was also once again. a really nice guy. What else can I say?

Fred Miller passes away.

For those of you who do not know, Fred Miller was one of the best GoJu tournament fighters that I had the privilege to know, watch and be inspired by in my youth during the 1970s.

Fred was a cut above the best. He lived in Harlem NYC, was a tall lean lanky technician, who's fighting ability was awesome to say the very least.

What I remember most of all is that to me as a youth, he was approachable, humble, friendly and helpful to those of us that were up and coming fighters.

All kidding aside, he was better than most. Nicer than many, and will be truly missed by me.

If you missed knowing him, or at least seeing him compete, you missed a lot.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

In Memorium

It was April 7th 2004 that The Sensei went to be with God.

They definitely have an interesting DoJo in Heaven.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Gotay event is at John Jay once again!

It is my pleasure to announce that Shihan Al Gotay's World GoJu tournament will once again be held at the John Jay College Of Criminal Justice 899 10TH AVENUE NYC (BETWEEN W 57TH & W 59TH STREETS) on Sunday, April 25th 2010.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Friend

Osu! This is a hand written letter by Grand Master Richard Kim describing his opinion of what a friend is. Click on pic to enlarge.