First, I would like to send my respects to those who travel east and do the work of the Grand Architect of the Universe.
CONGRATULATION!!!!!! Sensei Edwin J. Rodriguez on ascention to the rank and title Yo Dan Renshi (4th degree black belt).
Sensei Rodriguez born April 21, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York and raised on the East Villiage aka Lower East Side(Loisada). Affectionately known as Eddie to his friends, at the age of eight, started his martail arts training with Ho Hun Pon Academy of Self Defense in Chinatown,NYC. I recruited him into NISEI GOJU RYU, when I was teaching at the Madison - Hamilton House (circa 1970). I took him to the NISEI GOJU HEADQUARTERS to train with me and Grand Master Ruiz. Sensei Rodriguez also did some training with GM Ronald Morgan Taganashi (Founder: America Te) and GM Rex Lee (Founder: Lee Jitsu Ryu).
Sensei Rodriguez, a retired correction officer for the City of New York, is also a motorcycle enthusiast who is a member of the ENFORCER MOTORCYCLE CLUB. He will soon begin classes the Margate, Florida area.
Renshi Rodriguez, wear the new rank in good health. God keep you the palm of his hand and keep you working for your system, NISEI GOJU RYU and thank you for your support.