Acknowledgments
























    Feliciano Valentine


    NIck Aprino






    My appreciation to Hanshi Rico Guy who gave me the knowledge of IAIDO. I am thankful  for his patience, time and effort in teaching me concepts and secrets of IAIDO. In the United States history of martial arts Mr. Guy known as the first African-American highest rank martial artist. Being alive legend as well as a famous martial artist, Mr. Guy has created the oldest professional dojo in Manhattan.









    Sensei Guy standing behind Yoshitery Otani Sensei
    (New York, 1970)

    Mr. Guy is the founder  of   
     (established in 1974)
     in Manhattan, New York, USA









    Chief Grandmaster Rico Guy and 
    (New York, 1986)










    Chief Grandmaster Rico Guy and 
    Karate Black Belt 1th Dan
    (U.S. Budo Kai - Kan dojo,
    New York, 1995)








    Chief Grandmaster Rico Guy and
    Alexey Shishkin
    (U.S. Budo Kai - Kan dojo, 
    New York, July 2006)

    "IAIDO - the way of existing in harmony with others. 
    IAIDO is never a way of destroying an enemy, but is a way of destroying the overblown ego"
    Hanshi Rico Guy 













    Sensei Rick with his wife
    (IAIDO  Black Belt 2nd Dan)














    Sensei David R Scott 
    IAIDO Black Belt 1st Dan
    (U.S. Budo Kai - Kan dojo,
    New York, July 2006)

    "You can always turn the frustration to the good power to make things better"

    "When you know that your fear turned on, you might turn it off"

    Sensei David R Scott












    Sensei Feliciano Valentine
    IAIDO  Black Belt 6th Dan
    (U.S. Budo Kai - Kan dojo, 
    New York, July 2006)














    Sensey Nick Arpino
               IAIDO  Black Belt 1st Dan













    Emily Shishkin
    (U.S. Budo Kai - Kan dojo, 
    New York, July 2006)

    My wife Emily is the most diligent
    student I've ever seen in dojo. 
    I am thankful to God that we found each other.

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