In 1969, I met the father figures that I needed in my life-- the men of the martial arts.
These were primarily my karate years: Shotokan, Goju, and Isshinryu. In between Karate there was judo, ju-jitsu, Vee-jitsu, and various styles of kung fu. In 1980, I began my transition to the art of Aikido.
These years became those of Aikido. Imaizumi sensei of the Ki Society, Luqman sensei and Ishmael sensei of the Brooklyn Aikido Club, and Yamada, Sugano, Chiba, and Kanai senseis of the US Aikido Federation. In 1989, I moved to Palm Beach, FL and joined the Palm Beach Aikikai under Wagener sensei.
Click on the picture to see a tribute to the founder of Aikido--
Click on the picture to see a short video on the masters that have influenced me the most.
Click on the picture to see a conversation between my youngest son and I about Circa 1973. Enjoy the impromptu stick form my son did
Click on the picture to see some announcements from the Suncoast Self-Defense Club
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