that was my first introduction to the concept of there always being someone out there who has your number...
So many out there, including some Uechi-ka, have a hard time grasping this truth of the world.
While I don't have first-hand knowledge, I have heard that similar things happened (tho not on such a scale or with such violence) in other parts of the country... even Boston. Perhaps Van-Sensei or GEM-Sensei can let us know if there was any truth to those rumors.
True, but In Boston I never heard of that kind of dojo violence [the count's type]…
But in George's Boston dojo[the industry standard of the day] where I was in charge of a sparring class/team…we had a continuous stream of 'visitors' from other styles in the area and also from oriental 'visitors' of different fighting persuasions, hell bent at showing us what fighting was all about.
Some of the battles we had were truly 'epic' at times. Some of the visitors used to get kicked right through the large dojo floor entrance way and fly by George's office which was adjacent.
When I left to open up my own dojo, Bob Campbell took over the class, and the battles continued….Bob had to take some dire action at times to stop some real jerks coming in so as to prove themselves.
Occasionally there would be some non karate punk walking in off the street to take on the instructor.
One ex boxer came in and assaulted George, who punched and kicked him down the stairs and out the front door.
We did have some pretty bad injuries.
That's for another book to be written.