I began my Martial Arts training under Master William L. Mason,
in the summer of 1975. I trained for 6 months and then moved
back to Colorado for a year and three months. Then moved back
to Tennessee and studied again for 3 ˝ years at which time I left
again for 12 years, I was a Brown belt. We trained with several
different Masters... John Boone,.... Red Dragon Kung Fu, Master
Moses Powell.... Sanuces Ryu and Master Florendo Visitacion..,
( Master Vee ),... Vee Jitsu Te. I then left again for about 12 years
busy with my family and work, etc. After being away I once again
decided it was time to get back to work in the Martial Arts. I received
the rank of Shodan after renewing and learning more, under
Master Mason in Dragon Cobra Te, before he left the School in the
capable hands of Eddie Huff, whom I respect as a brother, teacher
and fellow Martial Artist. I assisted him for about 6 years at which time
he left to pursue other avenues. I kept the School until Master Mason's
most welcome return. Master Mason is always looking to better his
and our knowledge in the fields of our life’s quest what ever it might be.
More training more fun and always a genuine interest in bettering each
other and expanding our circle of friends and fellow martial artists.
Once again it has come full circle , Our circle of friends and fellow
martial artist has been opened more . We are now part of the prestigious
Karate-Five. We have now begun our study of lsshinryu under Master
Garfield Wilson. We are in capable hands and I'm looking forward
to training and expanding my knowledge of the art and being a
contributing member of our ever widening circle of friends and fellow
martial artist. It's and honor and blessing to work with these fine people.
Remember a journey starts with that first step. Maybe we will meet someday.
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