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AmericanGoju.com, UrbanGojuUSA.com, UrbanGojuUSA.us, are owned and managed by Hanshi James Price,
who is the sole webmaster appointed and sanctioned by Grand Master Peter G. Urban.
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Grand Master Peter G. Urban, Ph.D.
Receives the prestigious
"KEEPER'S OF THE TORCH" Award
August 9, 2003
At a gathering that united many of the world's finest Grand Master's, Master's and Sensei's.
THIS EVENT WAS HELD AT THE WORLD FAMOUS
Four years ago on January 4, 1999, Grand Master Florendo M. Visitacion, one of the last living legends passed on.
The Supreme Grand Master was known as the "Teacher of Teachers", for the legendary instructors he created.
He exemplified both greatness and humility in his teachings of the Martial Arts. In keeping with that tradition, the World Headquarters held an awards banquet dinner to honor twelve "Teachers of Teachers" who kept those ideals, with the Keeper's of the Torch Award.
Grandmaster Urban's award certificate and medallion were accepted by Kyoshi James Price, Maestro Urban's webmaster.
During his acceptance of the beautiful gold medallion and hand signed certificate, Kyoshi Price offered Maestro's sincere thanks to Professor David James and the Vee Arnis-Jujitsu Organization for this note worthy recognition.
During the acceptance speech, Kyoshi Price invited everyone to visit Maestro's official web site at UrbanGojuUSA.com. He also displayed and mentioned "THE CAREER-SENSEIS' OATH" (what Maestro considers as one of his greatest accomplishments). He commented that Maestro created this document with the 26 rules by which to work and live. This unique "Oath" transcends all martial arts styles and is a universal "Code of Conduct" for all CAREER SENSEIS. It is what Maestro's life is all about. Kyoshi Price had taken copies of the "Oath" with him to the banquet, and handed them out to the many interested karataka.
Kyoshi Price chats with two of the "Keepers of the Torch" recipients, the famous Vee-Jujitsu master, Moses Powell ( recuperating from a hip operation), and Hanshi Wilfredo Roldan, head of the Nisei Goju Organization.
Kyoshi Price stated that Maestro's "Fight Schools Network" members will certainly be calling and writing Sensei, to offer their congratulations on the receipt of this prestigious award.
You can follow this link to the Vee-Arnis-Jujitsu Organization homepage for a full update, and an in-depth photo coverage of this event: Vee-Arnis-Jujitsu Organization homepage