Left photo: Garson and Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama – Centrol Dojo - National Karate Institute, Los Angeles
Right photo: Garson (far left) with Sensei Bryner and fellow students

Martial Arts has been an integral part of my life although few people know that I am involved in the discipline. In addition to training I have served as an instructor overseas as well as for several Southern California community programs and conducted special courses for institution personnel and private lessons. I currently hold Yon-Dan ranking and am certified to serve as an instructor. Private or small group instruction available in traditional Japanese karate (ITKF) and special self-defense applications (todome-waza-do).

TRAINING TIMELINE:

1967-68
Training begins with Sensei Takizawa (Wado-Ryu Style) – New Orleans
1969-70
Training with Sensei Takizawa (JKA Style) – Baltimore, MD
1971-75
Training with Senesi Kenji Nonin (Rembu-kai style) and Sensei Takashina (JKA) – Florida
1976-81
Training with Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama at ITKF Central Dojo – Los Angeles (www.itkf.org)
1982-84
Training continues with Sensei Yamazaki (Ryobu-kai style) – Fullerton, CA
1985-99
Training continues with Sensei Nishiyama and Sensei Avi Rokah – Los Angeles
2000-02
Training with Sensei Robert Bryner at The Dojo (Ryu-te & Aikido) – Santa Monica
2003-14
Training continues in Todome-waza-do – Los Angeles