39 40 years ago I was 14, 15 years old. A new karate school, Uechi-Ryu, opened up in Newton Corner Ma.. I was there for the first class and over the next year I worked hard and earned my green belt. There where two black belts instructing us. The head instructor was a real tall man in his late twenties and his name was Bob. The other instructor was a younger guy not so tall, in his late teens, early twenties, and was named Ken. They worked us hard and I left the dojo knowing I had had a good work out. I loved it. I went 3 and 4 times a week walking the 3 miles or so or hitchhiking to get there. Unfortunately the school closed soon after I had earned my green belt and the closest school was 30 or 40 miles away. When I could finally get myself to the other school the darker side of teenage life had hold of me and I was off and running. However, there was always that little spark that said someday I'll get back and I think it was due to the instruction I had gotten from Bob and Ken. Recently I found a school close by and I'm going to see about reacquainting myself with Uechi-Ryu. I would like to know who those instructors, Bob and Ken, were and if they are still teaching? I think that I would like to thank them!