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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