Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 282: Fun with Sensei ... in a museum?


We trekked into Burbank!
Not a far trek. 
50.2 miles according to Mapquest.
But, that's a trek in LA traffic ...


but worth it because it was Fumio Demura Day at ...






May 4, 2013
FUMIO DEMURA DAY –
4 pm to 6 pm
Sensei Fumio Demura is one of the most respected pioneers of Japanese karate in America. From his spreading the art across the world, his early days at the Japanese Deer Park to his upcoming film about his life, please join us as we honor him this May. Previously, we hosted the Museum’s Annual Ceremony to present our Hall inductees at a dinner ceremony, but from this point on, we are now celebrating their life and officially inducting  him into the Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Demura Sensei and Michael Matsuda

Demura Sensei is honored as a true Martial Arts pioneer ...



and presented with a beautiful citation.




On hand to pay tribute to Demura Sensei ...
long time friend and stunt co-ordinator, Pat Johnson.

Actor & Friend, Gerald Okamura
Action film star and friend
















Actors, friends, students and fans ...

Senior students, Leo Nakamure and Isbell Briscoe


Black belt, Megan Nomura and Senior student, Byron Fenema

Senior Student, Mark Martinez
Former student, Bruce Lee
Student, Chris Maxwell


























"Paco", Francisco Gomez  and Demura Sensei






The museum has a time line showing ...
how the asian arts became part of American history.



A good time was had by all.


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