|Training at the University of Wyoming. Friends for life.|
|As the Soke, I have ryu members all over the region. Here is |
part of our karate family at the outside training in Utah
We also try to focus on adults and teens in our karate family. When a new family member arrives, he or she will be greeted by the entire family and new friendships will be bonded. As the Soke, or Grandmaster of this family, my title was certified by the Zen Kokusai Soke Budo Bugei Renmei and awarded by Dai Soke Sacharnoski and at that time in 1999, I was awarded the rank of Kudan (9th dan) by Soke Sacharnoski and Soke Toma. Soke translates as Head of Family. So, in one sense, I am the leader of this style, but I am also the father figure of our karate family. And like a father, a Soke cannot get too close to his followers as the purpose of a father is to properly educate his family and try to lead them down the right path (or do). A Soke cannot be objective in testing if he or she is too close to the students - thus it is lonely being at the top for this reason.
|Sensei Paula Borea wears her komono at|
Birthday party during Christmas.
|We learn martial arts, get some great exercise and |
do other things differntly also. Here Dr. Neal Adam
(also shihan) demonstrates his Nerd Kata to the
members of the dojo in Mesa.
|Dr. Adam and Dr. Nagmeh at our dojo. Dr. Nagmeh left our dojo for Dallas|
where she now drills teeth after graduating from AT Sill Universiy in Mesa
as a dentist. Dr. Adam is a professor of Biology at Grand Canyon University
|Dr. Teule, a researcher on the strength of Spider Webs at Utah State University trains in kenjutsu at a clinic in|
|Teaching hojojutsu at East Canyon in Utah. The kids love to tie each other|
up as Samurai did in the historical past.
|And yes, adults enjoy tieing each other up on hojojutsu night. Here Rich Mendolia is restrained|
by Dr. Adam.
|Hanshi Andy Finley from Casper, Wyoming is|
awarded for his contribution to Shorin-Ryu Karate
at the University of Wyoming
|Celebrating Halloween Samurai Style.|
|Dr. Rado and Dr. Nagmeh smile in Mesa Gilbert, Arizona dojo|
|Breaking Rocks together. Kyle Gewecke from Gillette Wyoming prepares to break his first rock.|
|Water training at the University of Wyoming.|
|Sensei Paula and Sensei Bill Borea pose in our dojo in|
Mesa Gilbert, Arizona