THE PETER G. URBAN MUSEUM
PALM CITY, FLORIDA
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Maestro Urban displays his famous fist
He took nothing for chance. If he were to become unconscious and needing
He wanted there to be no doubt about his identity!
The writing on his left arm beneath the fist displays his complete name,
date of birth, social security number, and his blood type.
The writing on his Right arm beneath the fist announces his religion=Karate Zen
[ that is one of the reasons why he capitalized the word Karate], His
Nationality= Greek American, and Occupation= Sensei!
Maestro's "Tuxedo Dress" towels
Oh yes!, You could see (and feel) the fear and trembling among the other
When Maestro Urban and his troops arrived and entered the competition area in
all dressed in black, and wearing their white towels tucked inside their gi,
It was a well known fact that "Maestro's troops" preformed as wickedly powerful
as they looked.
Maestro's Goju Lion Uniform patches
Sensei would fly his colors at major
events where he would be in attendance,
In most recent years, his banners flew over his reserved desk at the annual Al
Gotay Urban Invitational in Manhattan, NYC,
Where he made himself available to sign autographs, and pose for photographs
with members of his Goju Nation.
Here is an example of Maestro working below his "Colors" at the April 1998 Al
very old and historical sign
is compliments of Shihan Ed Verycken, and has been carefully framed at his
This original and Classic USA Goju Headquarters sign now hangs proudly over The
Maestro as he rests.
Maestro Urban poses with museum curator John Hooker,
when Hanshi Hooker had the Urban museum in his home in New Jersey .
Photo's courtesy of John
the Urban USA Goju Karate Honbu Home page
Page updated on January 2, 2007