Hello from Yorkshire, England

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Hello from Yorkshire, England

Postby duncan harper » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:09 am

Hi. I am the Duncan Harper who is the training partner of Alan Holmes. I also started Wado in the early seventies before the senior members of the club discovered Sensei Harry Benfield. We can neither of us figure out exactly when we started karate but it must be over 35 years ago. You would think I would know what I'm doing by now but we are still learning something new about uechi-ryu or ourselves every time we train.
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Re: Hello from Yorkshire, England

Postby gmattson » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:04 am

Welcome to the forums Duncan. Did I meet you on my trip to Liverpool many years ago.?

I visited and taught at Harry's dojo during my Liverpool visit.
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Re: Hello from Yorkshire, England

Postby Van Canna » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:05 pm

Welcome. Benfield was a great guy.
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Re: Hello from Yorkshire, England

Postby duncan harper » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:13 pm

Hello Sensei Mattson
Thank you all for the welcome. I believe we started training with sensei Benfield after your visit. I remember him talking about it and he still had some of your books available. I certainly remember sensei Bob Campbell coming to the Liverpool dojo. We travelled over from Yorkshire to train and saw him perform a wonderful Drunken Monkey sword form. I think I was a brown belt at that time. We were, at one time, travelling over to Liverpool every weekend to train, a round trip off about 200 miles. That was in the days of no children and few responsibilities.
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