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    Jerry Hays

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    Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by Jerry Hays on Fri May 24, 2013 9:10 am

    The attached article was written by Hayward Nishioka in October 2011. It is long (9 pages), but, IMHO, is a great read.
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    Re: Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Fri May 24, 2013 12:17 pm

    Jerry Hays wrote:The attached article was written by Hayward Nishioka in October 2011. It is long (9 pages), but, IMHO, is a great read.

    For those from abroad or who otherwise are not familiar with Kuniyuki Kaname (Americanized: 'Kenneth'), he was the first person to be promoted to 9th dan by the USJF, and the first person to receive this rank in the US as an American, even though very Japanese. Ishikawa was actually promoted to 9th dan by the Kôdôkan. Kuniyuki was a Seattlite and Keiô University student, who later settled in the LA area in California.

    Kuniyuki also was the ref. in the famous 1964 Olympics Geesink/Kaminaga final.

    Nine pages is not long, Jerry. Thanks, for posting.


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    Re: Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by annmaria on Sat May 25, 2013 2:35 pm

    Anything Hayward writes is worth reading.
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    Re: Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by Udon on Mon May 27, 2013 9:01 am

    In the mid sixties I was on a Marine base judo team. We were a cocky lot and our coach Ernie Cates decided we needed to see how tough real judo could be. He arranged for us to travel to Seinan Dojo in Los Angeles. At that time all the judoka there were Japanese and we left with our tails between our legs. I don't think I've ever been throw so hard, fast, and as many times in two hours.
    Kuniuki Sensei presided and invited only two of us back.i was told later that was because myself and another brown belt never gave up or rested. It was an honor to be invited back
    Two years later I broke my arm and dislocated my elbow in a shiai. Kuniuki Sensei came over to me, had me lay on my back, and hold on to the referees leg with my good arm. He put my belt in my mouth, told me to bite it and proceeded to set my elbow in place. I don't remember if I thanked him, but I do remember that he smiled at me when I stood up.
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    Re: Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by Udon on Mon May 27, 2013 9:59 am

    Kuniyuki Sensei, not Kuniuki. My apologies.

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    Re: Sensei by Hayward Nishioka

    Post by trenttheuncatchable on Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:29 am

    Thanks for posting. I love stories like this.

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