May 2006
The Passing of David German

We would like to express our condolences to the family and many students and friends of Mr. David German. He was a great martial artist, and generous with his knowledge. His striking was excellent, his chin-na superlative, and his merging of the two unparalleled. The man was ahead of his time, and his time came too soon.
James Mitose and Aikido
A while back we offered a new article about James Masayoshi Mitose, and the nature of his rank in Aikido. Please be sure to read it as it sheds quite a bit of light on a little known facet of Kempo history.

Apparently it gathered some attention, as the Rev. Kensho Furuya offered
some further insight regarding the details of the situation, and our article was even mentioned as suggested reading in the aikiblog at the Aikido Journal website.
Karate Roots: 105 years of Karate in Hawaii
The Hawaii Karate Museum and the Hawaii Japanese Cultural Center, are showing an exhibit entitled "Hawaii Karate Roots: 105 Years of Karate in Hawaii". Professor Ferreira was humbled and proud to be included as a performer in the opening ceremony. There was a nice article on the front page of the Honolulu Star Bulletin covering the event.
Family Tree
From the Kempo Jutsu Kai:
We are now in the process or organizing the family tree, listing all active black belts in the Kai. If you feel you should be on this list, please send your information
here.If you use webmail like yahoo, send it to info (at)
Sincerely, Kimo