From Panama to Toledo for Seeking Knowledge

     We have had the opportunity to practice with one of the best representatives of Goju Ryu in America, the knowledge and mastery prevail at every minute of the two hours expended in practice.

Ed Myers,  Fernando Alverado,  Roberto Mendez
Ed Myers, Fernando Alverado, Roberto Mendez

     We have had the opportunity to practice with one of the best representatives of Goju Ryu in America, the knowledge and mastery prevail at every minute of the two hours expended in practice.

      Motoo Yamakura Shihan, a true karate master, guided us through the basics of karate; stances, movements, blocks, direction and re direction of the energy, endless concepts to be      Ed Myers,  Fernando Alverado,  Roberto Mendez       aware in every karate movement.  Concepts showed not in words but in the execution of katas, leading us on the direction of self discovering, exploration and perseverance on the practice of our karate.

     We were lucky enough to practice and learn from another Goju Ryu representative, Richard Stamper Sensei.   The opportunity to practice and taste his peculiar and effective way to explain the concepts of karate, were if we remained incredulous after all, definitely we had the chance to prove ourselves wrong, an approachable person who was ready and willing to share his vast knowledge of karate at any time.

     Not to forget about the teaching given by Sensei Myers, Maunz, Cramer, Scales every single one and each of their instruction worth it the long day of traveling from Panama. Neither to forget about the time expended with our peers exchanging opinions about karate and other topics. (Thanks to all of you)

     Different application and approaches to mawashi uke, Geki Sai Ichi – Ni, Saifa, Seiunchin, Tensho; a lot of information and knowledge to take home and make it ours by constant practice.

     The fifty (50) anniversary is close and what a better opportunity to seek for knowledge, sadly I will not be able to make it, but I advice all the practitioner to make their best effort to attend it; it is a life time experience.

     We will keep working to make ours, the knowledge shared by you with no restrain; we will pursuit this journey to the knowledge and mastery.

     Thanks to all of you for making this organization what it is.