Originally Posted by SteveK
Sorry for your news Kanku
His dad must have been a character interesting combination of activities - would have like to have seen footage of his Karate given the ballroom dancing
Both were high grades about 3rd or 4th dan, Syd was known as "Syd the sweep" if you knew him and knew what was coming, no problem but when we had visitors of any sort and they sparred you would eventually hear the crash of somebody hitting the wooden floor deck!..Syd was the only person i know who stayed 3rd kyu longer that me and i was about five years!
Syd had bashed a few youngsters or low grades and myself (much bigger) and two others decided to teach him a lesson...i went first and i think i may of hurt him, a local champ went next and he still stayed on is feet and a guy who was a pro boxer and England regular before the split went last (the instructor that night) and STILL didn`t finish him and he took his place in the end line up, got dressed and went home!....I am told he had a week off of work and dancing but he didn`t tell anybody and didn`t moan!
I had the greatest respect, as we all did!..and his high mawashis were as bad as mine