I would like send respect to those who travel east and do the work of the Grand Architect of the Universe. On October 29, 2010, I left to the Dallas- Fortworth area of Texas. I was greeted by Shihan Ivan Lewis and taken to the city of Kennedale, home of the Busho Kai Organization. There, I did 4 mini seminars on Nisei Arnis Jitsu. Each session lasted about one and a half hours. I also attented a dojo demonstration and promotion ceremony. The workshops were divided by age and rank. I work with the children of the dojo as well as the adults. A great time was had by all who attended the work shops.
It was nice to see Shihan Lewis and his family of martial artists. It has been over fifteen years since my last visit. The family and Bushokai's growth in Texas was evident on my trip. A great group of black belt, students, and a wonderful dojo. Shihan Lewis's entire family is involved in the dojo in one way or another.
The demonstration and promotion ceremony was a great event with visiting grand masters, parents, students and the like. The students demonstrated syncronized katas, kihon and bunkai(applications). Then the promotion and awarding of the belts. Congratulations to all who were promoted. It was beautiful to see the growth of Shihan Lewis's family and his Bushokai System. Keep it going on, Shihan Lewis!!!!
#1-Me and Shihan Lewis share a moment.
#2 Left to right: Master Dan McDonald(Super Kick Martial Arts), Sensei Sean McCann, Grand Master W. Roldan, Shodai John Hawk (Wado Shin ZenKai), Sensei Cynthia Lewis, Shihan Ivan Lewis, new Senior Renshi Susan Lewis-McCann, Hanshi Tom Sergent(Wado Shin Zen Kai), Sensei Rannie Ladner(Gulf Coast Shotokan).
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010, Hanshi W. Roldan did a radio broadcast on WPAT 930 AM Radio!! He was interview by Sensei Teddy Smith on his radio show. The TEDDY SMITH SHOW ON WPAT 930 AM and wpat930am.com. It was broadcasted live and used a call in format. Teddy Smith is a radio personality who is a 5th degree black belt in Judo(gentle way) and karate black belt. On the program were film director Bryan Felber, GM Wilfredo Roldan, and Dr. Arlen Fleisher M.D. open heart surgeon and vein specialist. Bryan Felber and Roldan have been working on some film projects together and both answer questions about the martial arts filming process and Roldan answered the martial arts questions that were posed by the listening public. DR. Fleisher answered question about the heart and the vascular system(arteries and veins). One lady called inquiring about breaking a cinder slab with her head and another caller asked how he could kill a man. Well, lots of wierd questions were answered. More calls came in after we left the studio and we were asked to make another appearance on the program. I am looking forward to the next broadcast. Photos 1: Roldan and Teddy Smith. Photo 2 Bryan Felber and Roldan with headphone, Click on photo to enlarge.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I would like to send my blessing to those who travel east and do the work of the Grand Architect of the Universe.
We of the Nisei Goju Family send our condolences to the family of Grand Master Isaac Henry Jr. I remember watching his group at karate tournaments back in the day. A championship crew, GM Henry troops were all respected by the martial arts community. He produced many champions of the arts. Grand Master Isaac Henry Jr. served his country in the military, was a police chief and founded the BKG martial arts system.
Grand Master Henry was one of the pioneer of the American Martial Arts Movement. Rest in Peace O'Sensei(great teacher) Henry, for you have taught many, the lessons of martial arts and life. You will be remembered by those lives you have touched. OSU!!!
Picture Above: Grand Master Isaac Henry and son Hanshi Fred S. Henry