California - the end of a training day with Guru Dan Inosanto - JKD/FMA Master.
P.J. O'Sullivan with his mentor Jean Jaques Machado.
With Paul Vunak, at his house before our daily training sessions. Paul is the only civilian ever hired to train the Navy SEAL's in edged weapons and hand to hand combat.
July 8th, 2022 - Sensei Ron was promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt in Wado Kai Karate and Jiu-Jitsu. The promotion was awarded by Sensei Rick Joslin, 8th Degree, who presented Sensei Ron with his 7th Degree certificate and masters belt. Sensei Ron, who has been eligible for the promotion since April 2021, was honoured to have Sensei Rick make the presentation.
Sensei Rick Joslin was presented with his 8th Degree in 1998 when Sensei Shintani visited Rick at his school in Hamilton. A number of Sensei Ron's blackbelts were also in attendance. Sensei Ron has graded over 70 students to their black belt during his teaching career.