Haven't seen that quote thanks.
As far as Ted Kresge goes I have a hard time discussing someone in detail who is still with us.
Hopefully his lights have brought happiness to more people than Karate would have.
If Van says he was a good guy that is enough for me. I know I might not be here if not for him.
You are correct Fred, and so are you Marcus.
I find it difficult as well to cast a pall as unintentional and good natured as it may seem.
Look at how many self proclaimed Uechi Ryu 'stars' have fallen by the wayside over the years, or quit outright, or sat back behind pretentious behavior.
I remember Ted fondly for his tenacity and sheer 'guts' to get out there and 'get it' his own way, much like you and Marcus today. You are still training and competing in hard Judo matches, and Marcus has fought internationally full contact _ against world class champions and will do so again.
Ted was, and still is, able to touch so many lives with all that he did and does. I see him as a noble person, flaws and all.
And he didn't think twice about getting into a tough sparring match 'of the day' at the Mattson Academy.
We had some formidable, open tournaments fighters back then.
I wish him happiness.