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Dave McNeill's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)


The 16th of May held an event that I will not soon forget. Sensei Larry Kooyman was tested for and promoted to 4th Dan in Goju-Shorei Karate.

Larry had sustained a concussion a week and a half earlier, so I cautioned him that he was to go slow. I was wasting my breath. Either that or Larry's slow is most people's fast.

The 11 member board represented 5 different styles with a total of 314 years of martial arts experience. Larry's two…

Added by Dave McNeill on May 18, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Flood Relief.

The picture barely describes what happened to Master Kathy Wieczerza’s house in the Nashville flood. The 40 year old house was a total lose, and like many, if not the majority, of the people in Nashville there was no flood insurance.

Kathy and her family got out with the clothes on their backs – literally the clothes on their backs. But they are alive due to her fast thinking and even…


Added by Dave McNeill on May 10, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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