From the Archive: 1992

In 1992 a young Sempai Rob James opens a dojo under Hanshi Howard Lipman, Shihan Rick Cunningham continues his Kyokushin journey, and Hanshi Howard is graded to 5th Dan (“Shihan”) by Sosai Mas Oyama.

Hanshi Howard and Shihan Rick also did a photo shoot for promoting Kyokushin.

And below, a gift from Sosai to Hanshi Howard Lipman, with a special inscription.