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Ryan Gray  06/08/06   23:57:59 Date
Message Professor Geary,

First for the important detail, Happy Birthday!
Its been a pleasure taking lessons with you and we are very excited at the positive changes we've seen in our son.

Thanks again,
Ryan Gray


Thomas Titus  05/22/06   18:01:37 Date
Message Professor Geary,

I have enjoyed learning martial arts in your school. I like how you take pride in the way the school is run and how it looks. Since joining I have felt a sense of accomplishment and realize what I have been missing the past years of my life. I like the fun but professional enviroment. I look forward to continuing my training. Thanks for everything.

Thomas Titus


Sifu Claude Lawson III  05/22/06   11:59:33 Date
Message I have been a visitor of your sight for a very long time, maybe about 6yrs, there was an individual teaching your system that I use to train with Back in Abilene TX, under Sigung James Cox. But that is besides the point. Looks like you have been through a lot to get where you are now. I for one am very impressed. Most people would get very discouraged. Iíve learned more about kenpo/kempo origins and lineage in the past 10 yrs than I ever wanted or needed to know. Just from my travels and training. Stay true to who you are and to your students sir. This way you will never go wrong.

Good luck in your training,

Mahalo

Sifu Claude Lawson III

Kajukembo 4th degree


Cory M. Millhollin  05/15/06   18:40:31 Date
Message Professor Geary,

I am thoroughly impressed with your dojo. The look puts my old school's to shame. There really wasn't any class to the decorum. Mostly, just some mirrors and a painting on the wall. No real style or theme. It doesn't even seem appropriate to compare the two. On that same note of comparing my old school to your's, your teachings are light years ahead of what I used to belong to. I was taking Tae Kwon Do. Honestly, I would say that after four years of TKD and just two weeks of your classes, I am more confident that I could defend myself with kempo karate. Gone are the pretty kicks and awkward stances. Now I feel that I could protect myself from an armed (knife) or unarmed assailant using tactics that flow and are very effective. The best way I could compare the two styles would be that the brown belt version of me from TKD would get his butt handed to him by an orange belt kempo karate version of me. Basically, switching styles was the best decision I could have made. Hopefully most people won't have to waste the money and hours spent on four years of an inferior system.

The websites are great. Both are quite extensive and informative. My favorite section is the autobiography. It has given me a chance to get to know you a little better. Thank you for the kempo karate site. It's really helpful that you keep events and other pertinent updates posted so that we students can stay on top of things.

You seem to sincerely want to help people better themselves and for that I thank you.

Cory


Clarinda Harriss  05/08/06   11:35:40 Date
Message Lively, interesting poems! And looking lovely, with the colorful illustrations. BHB is far, far overextended in terms of new books for the next 2 years, alas. But if you would ever want to get them published, you might try "Branches" or "Gloss" (latter's url is something like glosszine--keep trying if your first efforts net you porn; the one I'm talking about is a fine, fine online publication).

I suggest online publication in good magazines in order to make use of the beautiful layout you've created.

Good luck,
cl

Clarinda Harriss
Professor of English
Towson University
English Department
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Faculty Adviser, GRUB STREET

Editor/Director, BrickHouse Books, Inc.


Phillip Starr  04/23/06   17:12:12 Date
Message Hello To Everyone!

Mr. Geary suggested that I might take this opportunity to promote my new book, "The Making Of A Butterfly" which was recebtly published by North Atlantic Books. It should hit the bookstore by the end of April, but is available now on Amazon.com.

It's a collection of stories and anecdotes involving my teacher, my classmates, and me - with a lesson involved in each chapter. The ideas and concepts presented in the book are applicable to all martial arts, not just kung-fu (which is my particular discipline).

My best to everyone!

Always,

Phillip Starr


J. Walter  04/21/06   02:17:33 Date
Message I have been looking for a place to join a martial art school again, and I think your dojo has exactly what I want. I have been in karate and in Robert Bussey's Warrior International. I had a blue belt in karate and was ranked once in R.B.W.I. What rank would I have in your dojo? Oh yeah, I also wrestled in high school.

I was wondering as well if I could join your Black Belt Club. I want the black belt and the sense of accomplishment that goes with it. I can prove that I deserve it.

Just so you know, I want to learn from you and not Nick even though the teacher in Nebraska liked me and wanted me to join his dojo. He could tell how serious I was. Please teach me to be more than I am. Someday I would like to be able to teach.

Please contact me at (e-mail address removed for privacy)


Jon Dye  04/10/06   20:24:30 Date
Message Professor Geary,

I would like to take a moment to thank you and your tremendous staff for all that you do. After researching many different martial arts facilities in town, I knew right where I and my two children were heading, which was straight to your door. Not only do we look forward to the actual art that we're becoming more and more a part of, but the friendly and inviting class atmosphere that you have created is a welcoming experience.

We are very excited to be a part of not only the revered and legendary shaolin arts, but the wonderful dojo experience you and your staff create!

Thank you again,
Jon, Melina, and Tommy Dye


Barbara Smith  03/30/06   07:28:51 Date
Message Professor Geary,

Recently I e-mailed you about my 12-year-old grandson who lives in Omaha. I was impressed with your site, and I inquired about placing him in your school. He is intelligent but needed a challenge. I wanted him to learn control but still not have his natural spirit crushed. Your school fit the bill.

I wanted to let you know that we decided not to have Mitchell join your classes, but only because I have decided to have him come and live with me in Minnesota. If he had stayed in Omaha, I would have enrolled him in your school. Thank you for your quick responses.

By the way, I read your bio...and I want to thank you for your Service to the United States. It is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to communicate with me. And the very best to you and your school.

Thank you,
Barbara Smith


Harry D. Weist  03/29/06   00:59:09 Date
Message Professor Geary,

Iíve only been at the school for a couple of months now but I love this stuff. While at home I can't stop my self from practicing, and training. I look forward to every class session that I go to. This is truly what Iíve been looking to do for quite sometime. Before I enrolled, I worked out for the sake of working out, now I utilize it as part of my training. I respect your teaching styles and approachability even as a 7th degree black belt. I am also pleased at your teachings of kiai when attacking.

I've learned from research that the word kiai is made up of the ideogram "ki," which means energy or spirit, and the ideogram "ai," which means matching or unite. Many Far Eastern people believe a force flows through all things. This force is called ki in Japanese and chi (or qi) in Chinese. Therefore, kiai means, "working with ki" or "harmonizing ki" or "uniting the spirit." E.J. Harrison, in his book The Fighting Spirit of Japan, describes it as the "art of perfectly concentrating all one's energy, physical and mental, upon a given object with unremitting determination so that one achieves one's goal."

That is what I strive for Professor and with your help I hope to be able to attain it, thank you.

Harry D. Weist, SrA, USAF
55CS/SCBP


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