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#425837 - 03/15/10 12:37 PM Re: O motto tenno [Re: LCMA Cody Robyn]
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 19
Peter Ventreska had a dojo on Pearl St in Boston in the late 1960's. I studied with Peter for two summers: 1966 and 1967 while I was in College.

While I was there, Peter wrote a book “Shotokan, the Ultimate in Self Defense”. It is still available on Amazon. The book covers basics, Tekki Shodan, and Bassai Dai. ( I don’t believe he taught the opening of Bassai the way it is shown).

There are no links about him that I could find. Maybe I’ll stop by your dojo sometime, I have some interesting stories.

#425878 - 03/17/10 12:09 PM Re: O motto tenno [Re: William_Bent]
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Registered: 09/18/04
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Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
I found a link about him. I also found his book on Amazon. Thank you for giving me this piece of history for my school. I was trying to find who Peter Ventresca studied with but I couldn't get it any further back than that. I was wondering how many teachers there were between him and Funikoshi. All of a sudden, history became exciting. I found the original American Shotokan teachers from a Shotokan site. It would be nice if I could connect the two. I can't believe how much information I have received and all from asking a question about this really weird kata.
The older I get, the better I was!

#425879 - 03/17/10 12:33 PM Re: O motto tenno [Re: LCMA Cody Robyn]
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Registered: 09/18/04
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Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.

This is very close to the missing link.
The older I get, the better I was!

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