Absolutely!! The young man I am checking in Sanchin is Eddie Slagor.. Eddie is only 18 years old and is currently Shodan.. His is a great story because he suffered from Spinal Meningitis as a baby and is only able to hear through the use of hearing implants.. But it never holds him back at all!!
The second young man performing the Kote Uchi and Seisan to our Bunkai is Will Kucinski.. Will is my top student, a graduate of Kent State and now works as a Technical Writer for a contractor at NASA here in Cleveland.He is currently Ni Dan but both will soon be testing up soon I'm pretty sure... And of course the guy that Eddie couldn't make look a tad bit slimmer in the editing is myself..
We were very honored to be asked to perform in front of several dignitaries from Beijing, China seated behind us, and didn't have a lot of time to prepare, but I'm proud of my boys performance.. It was their first real Demo and I appreciate your interest and graciousness for allowing me to share... These moments are why I love Uechi Ryu so much!!!