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ZANSHIN, Spring 2017


I recently celebrated my 60th birthday and did the usual reflection on my life and what lessons I have learned along the way. When I speak with younger people, I always remind them that it seems like just yesterday that I was 25 and to live every minute along the way. With close to 50 years in martial arts, I have had the privilege to train with many outstanding teachers and, unfortunately, two of them passed away recently. Kaicho Mamoru Yamamoto, Founder of the Yoshukai Karate Association and teacher of Kancho Mike Foster and Sensei Fern Cleroux, Canadian Karate icon. When teachers of this standard pass, you immediately reflect on their lives and what they have accomplished...