A Note from Mr. M
I would like to thank all of my friends and students who sent good wishes for my family and me for the Thanksgiving holidays. I am blessed to have such a great karate family, and hope all of you had a great and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
The month of November was very busy for us. My wife and I had our annual trip to the World Championship for two weeks (see pictures on page 3). This year the world championship was in Bremen, Germany. Normally, in the world championship there is more than 100 countries with very high caliber competitors participating.
I would like to congratulate Sensei Luis Ruiz (IMA Goshin- Ryu) and his student Maya Wasowicz for her achievement competing for the first time in the Senior World Championships. She competed in +68 kg and earned 7th in the world. Also, she was the only person from the US team to make it to five kumite matches (see pictures on page 4).