I consider myself lucky to have met Gary Khoury. I hope all of you get the chance to talk frankly with him as I was able to at last year's summer camp. There are few karateka out there that are as genuinely sincere (and refreshingly human) as this gentleman. And you will not find many among us who work as hard and are as dedicated to the greater cause.
It is with those thoughts that I say I am delighted that Gary was the sparring champ at this year's Uechi tournament. There isn't a more deserving fellow. Believe me, luck and fate had nothing to do with it. The right thing happened and it makes many of us smile.