They said "hell would freeze over before Arthur posted on the internet!" Well, watch out - hell is about to experience "Global Freezing"!
Art and I spoke for over an hour this morning and he felt it was time for him to join all the other old-timers here and in the process become familiar with this new fangled computer invention!
For those who don't know Art, he is probably one of the most gifted martial artist of all times . . . in the Van Canna, Bob Campbell and Jimmy Maloney category. . . Art has authored two of the best, yet largely ignored, books ever written on body mechanics (Explosive Karate) that transform basic movements into explosive techniques and competitive sparring (KUMITE); a book that documents the early history of sparring (and the techniques that were effective) in North America.
Art has been teaching methods back in the early 80s that are now just being discovered by the martial art community. His open-handed strikes and close-in explosive techniques were first demonstrated by Arthur at the 1983 Summer Camp on Thompson's Island and are taught yearly at SummerFest. His two books are available on our store and I highly recommend that you add them to your library. They are old, but the material is as fresh today as they were when he first wrote them.
It is going to take him a few days to learn how to register and post. Bill Bauknecht has promised to help Art learn how to use a computer and how to access the forums. I hope everyone will welcome Art and let him know we are all looking forward to his role as Moderator. I promise that his forum will be 100% Uechi, as that is where his heart and soul lies. He must have said it a dozen times during our phone conversation - - - "George, you know my feelings about training - ITS ALL IN SANCHIN and All you need to develop powerful techniques is in your Uechi training!"
Welcome aboard Art.