Surprise In Fort Worth

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  1. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Drove down to Fort Worth the other day for a visit. Among the things I am doing while here, one was to get together with some karate people who have been my instructors and mentors for years. They surprised me yesterday with this. Chief Instructor signature is the gentleman in the black top. I worked for him in the 90s teaching and managing his school. The Examiner signature is the other gentleman in the photo. He was one of my instructors since 1985 who became one of my best friends and co-instructors when he was teaching with me at Dan's school in Fort Worth in the mid to late 1990s.

    Dan doesn't teach full time any longer and said he only dons a gi for special occasions. I was honored he felt this qualified as such.

    Had to really crop down the pic of the certificate to meet the 2 MB limit. Also wasn't really sure where to post this, but this seemed pretty good.

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  2. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Congrats!
     
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  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Thank you, sir! Total surprise.
     
  4. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    Yes congratulations. And you know he could whip up on both of you at once while signing another certificate.
     
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  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Yes. Back in the 90s we used to go to tournaments in a league. Occasionally, Dan would decide to compete. Cold. No training or prep. He would always win Grand Champion, and he would do it in very flashy style. Incredible fighter. I reminded them yesterday he is only one of 2 people who ever knocked me out.

    A very quick video here of Dan fighting a much bigger man, Guy Mezger. This was in 1990. You can see Dan's quickness and showmanship and incredible technique. He is in the black gi.

     
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  6. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I’m a peaceful guy. :fiestanana:
     
  8. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Oh sure, right until I get a swift roundhouse kick to the neck
     
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  9. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I can’t afford to go to Horn Fans Banned Camp for such an offense.
     
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  10. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I need to add that to the Posting Guidelines.

    Do not roundhouse kick fellow members in the neck.”
     
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  11. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    hic
    Congrats!
    That vid was amazing. He was quick.
     
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  12. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Yes, congratulations HIC!!!

    HIC has another surprise in Fort Worth for you that he will post about later!
     
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  13. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Wow. Wicked leg sweep.
     
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  14. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Yes, and it is hard to tell from that clip, but Guy has about 5 inches of height and 50 pounds on Danny. A very good fighter himself, Guy Mezger.
     
  15. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Well, what do ya know? I found the whole fight. Never found it until now. Not sure who won, it was a continuous fighting point match.

     
  16. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 500+ Posts

    Congrats!!
     
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  17. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Wow. Reminds me of why I’m a chickens***.
     
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  18. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Which one is you??
     
  19. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Goofy looking mofo on the left.
     
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  20. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Just kidding, HIC. That is really cool! Thanks for sharing. I love this kind of personal stuff.
    Congrats
     
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  21. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    HIC... I was just telling my wife the other day, "I've been really into oriental things a lot lately...yeah ever since we watched that Kungfu movie. I want to know a little more about their medicine, maybe acupuncture, various meditative practice, etc. I dont' know maybe I'll take karate or something...
    ...or at least go get some Chinese food. "
     
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  22. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Thanks! Like I said, total surprise but an honor from those guys.

    Going to get J. Pat Burleson's signature as well. His signature is on my 5th. A little bit about him from the school I work out at up here. I met the owner of these schools in 1991 in Minneapolis.

    https://www.chicagonk.com/interview-martial-arts-icon/
     

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