Posts tagged My Pride Adventure
REFEREE'S CALL : My PRIDE Adventure - Day Three | Grappling Magazine / Aug. 2006

Good morning! Given the 17-hour time difference between California and Japan, it’s difficult to remember that I’ve been here only a little over 40 hours. Given the number of people I’ve met and the number of meetings attended, I feel like I’ve been here for the better part of a week.

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REFEREE'S CALL : My PRIDE Adventure (Day One) | Grappling Magazine / April 2006

My life took a detour on April 14, 1974, when I began formal training in the martial arts. The “Do” for me began with judo and Hawaiian kenpo. Since both of the arts and my instructor, Sensei Bill Ryusaki, are of Japanese origin, it seemed only natural to immerse myself in all things Japanese.

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