Hey George - whilst i am totally appreciative and overwhelmed by your very kind comment - i did laugh my socks off with the note of hesitation there - I know i am considered 'ronin' for my refusal of allegance and outspoken views but thank you - my children read that = brilliant!
have to be honest - my in depth study mainly came from finding SENIOR 'Ronin' to me and a fair bit of dealing with reality - quite enlightening!
thank you and a very good second thread to carry on from the original.
My list of deeply influential Karateka (in many different ways) would have to include -
Steve Cattle. Frank Cope, Dave Hazard, Ticky Donovan,Tivvy Gomersall, Dave Pridgeon, Barbara and Frank Lovelady, Barbara Kenneally, Kathy Waller, Tommy Morris, Lorraine Calland, Tommy Till, Brian Higgins, Norman Patterson JNR and SNR, John Errington and Eddie Johnson, , Dave Hooper, Mick Dewey, John cheetham, Ged Moran, Colin Bond, Dave Guy and possibly unusually to list as 'Ronin' but they were in thier way
Enoeda, Kase and Shirai Sensei
Plus several awesome doormen you could gaurantee would back you up - Col Harrop, Andy Bee, Tony Kinsey, Paul Prendergast
and of course - every student i have ever had line up in front of me - they are the most demanding IMHO
I know - in a fast type - i'll regret names i shoulda included but wonder how many out there recognise some of the less well known names?