Black Dragon Fighting Society Reunion
Anyone who knows me can attest to two things. I’m old. That’s one. I’m old enough to remember ‘back when’. The other is that I am a history buff. Not world history. Not national history but martial arts history.
I’m told that I was part of history in the martial arts. Not because I made such a major impact but because I was there to see some of the transitions that shaped the martial arts in our nation. Because of my preoccupation with this history I am considered something of an authority in the area of martial arts development in the Midwest. I am the traditional Historian for Worldwide Dojo, a major international publication and I have been recognized as a History General by The Museum of Sports Karate, both great honors.
A number of martial artists will be honored and there will be several new inductions into the organization. Since I am the one writing this particular piece I’m going to take advantage and speak of one of the new inductees. Ms. Dana Stamos of World Wide Dojo, USADojo and The Martial Directory will be made a new member. Ms. Stamos has been a continuing asset to the martial arts giving a voice and a forum to many who would otherwise go unheard. Ms. Stamos is a sister and personal friend to me and many others. She has been and continues to be a blessing to the martial art community. I personally look forward to having her as a member of our ranks.
I am looking forward to seeing many of my old friends, fellow martial art practitioners and teachers at this event. I hope to also see you there. It’s going to be a wonderful time of learning and sharing. See you there.