From the Archive: 1970s, Part 2

A continuation of From the Archive: 1970s, Part 1. In this edition, Shihan Howard Lipman is now a 1st Dan and just beginning his Kyokushin journey…

In the above photos, then-Sempai Howard was training with Sempai Stephen Penny. He was 16 here and the two did Shodan together. Shihan Howard recalls he was an amazing young man, and his karate and strength was quite incredible. Both trained under Shihan Bob Boulton at West Pymble Dojo and spent every spare minute training together.