It is our aim, in the United States, to diligently study
Ryusei Karate in 2003. To make this goal possible, we
plan to keep a close working relationship with Ryusei
Karate-Do Canada. And, of course, we must stay in
contact with Sakamoto-Sensei, who is the overall head (Saiko
Shihan) of the new Ryusei Karate-Do organization, which
has its headquarters in Japan.
It is our hope that Sakamoto-Sensei, or one of his
representatives, will come over here regularly to help
us in our efforts to understand Ryusei Karate. We also
hope to send representatives from North America to train
in Japan for this same purpose.
I have created an eGroup account on the Internet in
order to keep all Ryusei students in contact with one
another in North America, to let them know about upcoming
events, and to share photos. To find out more about
the group, and to sign up, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/teamchitoryu.
Some of our other goals for 2003 are:
- To promote, study and test the techniques of
Ryusei Karate, because it is my belief that the
truth can be found through hard training.
- To build a proper Ryusei curriculum for student
- To create a new test form for Ryusei promotions,
which will also cover Ryusei history.
- To train students for a demonstration team in
order to promote Ryusei Karate in the U.S.A.
- To start creating a technical manual in order to
promote and preserve Ryusei information.
- To travel to Richmond, VA, for grand opening of
the new Ryusei dojo of David Figgs.
- To host a Ryusei Training Camp at Torakan Karate
- To travel to Canada for training workshops (and
have Canadian Ryusei karateka travel here).
- To run kobudo workshops.
- To raise funds to pay off old U.S. debts.
- To run a jujitsu worship with Roger Young-Shihan
of the Torakan dojo.
- To host a jujitsu clinic for Kentucky State
Roland Figgs, Sr.