A Note From Hanshi:
I would like to congratulate Sensei and Senpai McGavin (IMA North Fork) for their outstanding and well organized tournament on October 12th in Grand Junction, Colorado. They had close to 150 competitors and 20 referees.
I would also like to share a story of a recent event in my life. I had been invited by Sensei Philip Kalloo to travel to Trinidad and Tobago to give technical, coaching and referee seminars and to oversee the championship. It was a good experience and I met many high-level referees and competitors. On October 22nd I was on my way back home, flying to Miami on American Airlines flight #2282 when suddenly the cabin started filling up with smoke. There was a fire in the cockpit and one of our engines was leaking oil.