Of significant note is the move from Kyokushin Karate to Ashihara Karate in December 1994. In December of 1993, the dojo became the Honbu for the Ashihara Karate International Organisation.
On September 2, the Honbu celebrated its 19th Anniversary. Greetings of well wishes came from all over the world. Below is of those messages!
Within the next few months, the Honbu will be moving into
slightly larger premises. We still hope to someday, have our very own Honbu
dojo. Time will tell! - "Anything that you dream, by the nature that you
dream, makes it possible."
|Sunit Kumar Gupta||USA||Ashihara Karateemail@example.com||Sunday, August 01, 1999 12:12 AM|
I also congratulate you all for the 19th Birthday of the Honbu. Remember: "The Journey of Miles begins with one single step"
Shihan Narker I wish to offer a Sher (Couplet) unto you:
"Mein To Akayla Hi Chala Tha, Humsafar Milte Gaye, Karvan Banta Gaya"
Translation: I started my journey alone, Colleagues started joining and the Caravan started developing.
With the spirit of Osu, I remain in Ashihara Karate .
|Egbert Moustache||Seychelles||Ashihara Karatefirstname.lastname@example.org||Thursday, August 19, 1999 4:47 PM|
It has seen the worst of times in the History of S.Africa and survived all changes. The last 19 years your dojo has been visited by many famous martial artists who are legends in their own rights. Many students have come and left, but you have still remained. The dojo is now widely known not only within SA, but outside of mainland Africa all around the globe since it has become the hombu of Ashihara Karate International.
As we enter the new millennium, may Ashihara Karate International and its Hombu in Retreat, be the interest of more and more people.
Shihan, on behalf on Ashihara Karate Sey. may I wish the
dojo and yourself success in the future. We are indeed thrilled to be associated
with your organization.
|Wendi Dragonfire||Netherlands||Shuri Ryuemail@example.com||Thu, 02 Sep 1999 13:12:04 +0200|
Happy birthday to you and your entire Dojo. I celebrated
25 years of owning and operating a Dojo this year...it's a trip :-)...but
this particular Dojo here in NL is only 14.
|Saleem Dawood||South Africa||Tomidachifirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 10:29 AM|
Congratulations to you and your club. I am sure the road to where you are has not been easy, but you have come a long way and you still have a long way to go. Stay in touch / come visit some time.
|T.I.I.Alberga||Netherlands||JuroJinemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 11:46 AM|
If you have any upcoming events please add them to our calendar on our website, also have you already entered your school in our school dir? If not please do so.
|DCM Karunatilleke||Sri Lanka||Ashiharafirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 12:10 PM|
Congratulations on celebrating your dojo's 19th birthday. For sure, many lives would have been enlightened after going through the doors of your dojo. In the year 2000, your dojo will be celebrating the 20th birthday and I will be completing 15 years of loyal service to NIKO-Ashihara Kai Kan as their branch chief and 33 years of involvement with martial arts.
Let us hope that we together can make a better world for our children through the values and virtues of martial arts.
Please take care (ki otsukete kudasai)
|Yasmine Dawood||South Africa||Tomidachiemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 1:36 PM|
I guess Osu means hello. Congratulation! It
must have been a very proud moment in your life having to open the 10th
tournament on Saturday past. Having been teaching for the past 19
years is also quite an achievement. Good grief - you have had quite a bit
to celebrate. It is probably going to take you another week - merely
to catch up on sleep. How was your tournament? Tell me all
about it when you have a moment.
|Grigoras Costel||France||Shotokanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 1:53 PM|
I am glad to keep in touch. I am now in France. I immigrate
here. All is ok. Happy birthday for your dojo.
|Real De Repentigny||Canada||Kyokushinemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 1:55 PM|
Congratulation on your 19 years birthday of your dojo. I wish you all the best for the future, prosperity and long life.
|Jay Collins||Canadafirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 2:10 PM|
Congratulations on your dojo's anniversary, and best wishes from Grand River Karate!
|Don Cunningham||USA||Judoemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 2:15 PM|
|Douglas Jepperson||USA||Wado Ryufirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 3:54 PM|
Congratulations on your dojo and continued teaching.
|Mandalay||South Africa||Tomidachiemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 4:45 PM|
May you celebrate many more happy birthdays, let the past be a yard stick for the future growth and development of your club, a good reason why you can not stay away over an indefinite nor close the dojo for an indefinite time, think of how those poor souls will miss the routine that they have created in their lives looking forward to seeing their favourite person.......
|Mark Kosmas||South Africa||Samuraifirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 5:04 PM|
It's is encouraging to identify others who have also been in the game for such a long time. Keep it up!
Yours in Karate
|Kenneth Miarecki||USA||Judo||KENNETH.MIARECKI@prodigy.net||Friday, September 03, 1999 6:06 PM|
Congratulation on your19th anniversary of your Dojo !
It is quite an accomplishment to provide a stable resource for people for
such a length of time. I hope you wil be sending me another message 19
years from now announcing your 36th anniversary.
Do you have an article and possibly pictures that I can put up on my website on your tournement? Can never have to much martial arts news for people. Phil Porter will be at my Dojo on the 8th (Friday) of October for a seminar. You are cordially invited as my guest if you will be in the area that early. Please let me know where you wil be in Maine (Tournement) so I can come up to meet you. Will try to bring Ken Melbourne but he is like a grandmother when it comes to leaving home.
See you soon.
Yours in the arts,
|Scott Eby||USA||Kyokushinemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 7:46 PM|
Cheers and congratulations are in order, from an old friend !
... Keep going !!! ....
|Ulysses W Anderson||USA||Sikaronfirstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, September 03, 1999 8:50 PM|
|John Lehner||USA||World Oyama||Friday, September 03, 1999 9:30 PM|
Greetings to Kaicho Narker on celebrating their 19th year, how about that, and we celebrated our 20th year last summer with students coming to the party from as far back as 1979.,
Osu! Kaicho Narker!
|Alan Pometta||USAemail@example.com||Friday, September 03, 1999 10:37 PM|
A very happy birthday and may there be many more decades to come. I am sure your influence has had a lot to do with the success of your dojo. 19 years is true evidence of things being done well, good instruction and most importantly an ethical/spiritual sense.
Congratulations. Now if only my daughter could skip from 6 years to 19 so I can miss all those adolescent battles:).
|Gary Alexander||USA||Isshin Ryufirstname.lastname@example.org||Saturday, September 04, 1999 4:44 PM|
Congratulations and Best Wishes for your 19th Anniversary in the Dojo. You are good people. Keep up the good work. Let's stay in touch. If I can be of assistance to you let me know.
|Sifu Santiago Castro||Puerto Rico||Wun Hop Kuen Doemail@example.com||Saturday, September 04, 1999 4:49 PM|
I'm here in Ireland.... Next week I'll be back in home. We there also open a new dojo, we're celebrating too...
|Morne Swanepoel||South Africa||RyuKyu Research Institutefirstname.lastname@example.org||Sunday, September 05, 1999 9:21 PM|
Congratulations with your dojo's birthday. Keep up the good work and hope to see you guys around for another 19 years.
|Sanette Smit||South Africa||Funakoshiemail@example.com||Monday, September 06, 1999 12:34 AM|
Congratulations on the 19th anniversary of Ashihara. Well done and I wish you and your students the very best for the next 19 years. With you as their leader I have no doubt that the years to come will be only but good ones.
Go well, we speak again soon.
|Pieter Botha||South Africa||Jidokwanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Monday, September 06, 1999 2:26 PM|
A bit belated, but nevertheless my heartfelt congratulations with the 19th Birthday of your Dojo. In today's difficult times, where we see clubs come and go all the time, this is indeed a rare and unique achievement!
|Jimmy Willis||USA||Kenpoemail@example.com||Monday, September 06, 1999 8:34 PM|
|Cape Province Alarms||South Africa||Tomidachifirstname.lastname@example.org||Monday, September 06, 1999 10:26 PM|
There's a saying
"Dolo ke aso pani saaf karo ke leken dil ke aso kai hogaie? Allah ke hato he na!
Water clean the tears from eyes but what about the tears
of the heart. Is that not in Allah's hands?
|Masao Kawazoe||Japan||Kyokushinemail@example.com||Tuesday, September 07, 1999 2:57 PM|
Congratulations for your 19th celebration. I look forward to train with you someday!!
MARK from japan
|Suzanne Pinette||USA||Sun Dragon||Sun1Dragon@aol.com||Wednesday, September 08, 1999 4:01 AM|
Sun Dragon just celebrated it's 10 anniversary. I hope that I will be able to continue as long as you have. Right now it seems as though there will never be a reason not to continue to grow and prosper.
|Henri-oh||USA||Kyokushinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wednesday, September 08, 1999 1:41 PM|
As always great to hear fromyou.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Hope many more
Chairman, North American Kyokushin Organization
|BOULAHFA MIMOUN||Spain||Seidokanemail@example.com||Wednesday, September 15, 1999 12:10 PM|
Congratulation about your dojo´s birth day. I´m sorry if I´ve answered you late. But I was travelling and even tomorrow I will go to the USA where I´ve a congress with Seidokan people. I will stay there for ten days.
One´s more congratulation and GAMBATTE!!! Gambatte.means something Like=¨Try hard` ." Go ahead With power"
|Chee||Hawaiifirstname.lastname@example.org||Tuesday, September 21, 1999 9:01 PM|
My most sincere congratulations on your dojo's 19th anniversary!!
Dojo's that have durability means they are doing something right.
|Eli Lefler||Russia/Israel||Ashiharaemail@example.com||Friday, September 24, 1999 10:06 AM|
First of all let me to congratulate you for your successful Annual International ashihara championship. Secondly i'd like to congratulate you all for having your 19 years honbu dojo birthday. I know your dedication to your students and to the martial arts and your students loyalty and devotion to you and ashihara karate so I'm sure you all will go from strength to strength. I wish your future will be as good and even better.
|Khalid Zaqzouq||Jordan||Kyokushinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Saturday, September 25, 1999 10:13 PM|
Thank you for you're sharing with us your celebrations
and congratulations for you and you're dojo's 19th year .