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My first Seido Karate Teacher

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My first Seido Karate Teacher

I started training in Seido Karate in 1986 with Suseki Shihan William Oliver at his upper Westside Dojo in New York City. It was on the third floor above Bahama Mama’s Restaurant and Bar and right across the street from my studio...

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo -1

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo -1

These Videos were made in 1986 the year I started Seido Karate in NYC. I remember, as a new white belt, standing in the weight lifting stretching area watching them film some of it. At the time I lived right across the street from the upper West side...

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo – 2

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo – 2

This is the 2nd part of the Shihan Oliver video. I still regret not joining those white belts on the dojo floor.

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo – 3

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Suseki Shihan Oliver’s Upper Westside Dojo – 3

Shuseki-Shihan William Oliver, was my first karate teacher and legendary martial artist, he passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at his dojo. He had a huge impact on my life and my karate. Shuseki-Shihan William Oliver has not just left a lasting imprint on the world-wide martial arts community but on the hundreds of students whom he has encouraged and believed in. Words cannot express how much I will miss him.

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