Time Line of Documented Events in the Development of Ryukyu Kempo

November 10, 1964

 

Officially Stamped Certificate

of Rank 2nd Dan awarded to Albert Geraldi by Supreme Instructor Seigaru Nakamura, President Zenryo Shimabuku, All-Japan Karate-Do League, including Teaching Certificate.

May 2, 1965

 

Officially Stamped Certificate

of Rank 4th Dan awarded to

Albert Geraldi by Supreme

Instructor Seigaru Nakamura,

Local Leader Nakamura Mitsuo

and Director Seiyu Oyata,

All-Okinawa Kenpo

Association, including

Teaching Certificate.

1967

 

Original Letter written in

Japanese signed by Seiyu

Oyata and a copy of English

translation.

 

Original Letter, dictated from

Taika Seiyu Oyata, written by

Jim D. Logue while he was

stationed on Okinawa.

1968

 

Original transcribed writing of Taika Seiyu Oyata when first came to U.S. in 1968, dictated and signed by him to authenticate writing.  Intended for publication, but never followed through.

July 2, 1968

 

Original Letter written by Nick

Nicholson in Olathe, Kansas

dictated by Taika Seiyu Oyata.

 

Albert Geraldi was stationed

on Okinawa with Nick Nicholson

in the First Special Forces Group

1964-1965.

 

October 25, 1970

 

Original letter written by Bill Wiswell announcing Master Nakamura's death in the fall of 1969 and Taika Seiyu Oyata's subsequent return to Okinawa.

1972

 

Original Letter written by  Taika Oyata from Okinawa giving permission to form first U.S. organization making Taika Supreme Instruor, Albert Geraldi President, Jim Logue and Bill Wiswell Directors, and permission to issue Certificates of Rank.

Summer of 1974

 

Albert Geraldi, Bill Wiswell, Jim Logue, Starr Carter met at Albert's house for a meeting before  picking Taika up at La Guardia Airport.

 

Taika first sanctioned name "Ryukyu Kempo."  He was anxious to see Jim Logue's Dojo in S.C., after a brief visit he returned to Okinawa.

 

May 14, 1977

 

Officially Stamped Certificate of Rank 6th Dan awarded to Albert Geraldi by Taika Oyata during his visit to Geraldi's Long Island Dojo upon returning permantently to Merriam, Kansas area.

June 23-26, 1977

 

Original Sworn Affidavits of character reference from Master Seikichi Uehara, Master Seitoku Higa, Master Shihan Toma, and Master Kentaku Kanisuro for Master Oyata's visa petition.

October 27, 1977

 

Taika's Date of Notice of Approval for Immigrant Visa Petition or Extension of Stay.

October 19, 1980

 

Officially Stamped Certificate of Rank 7th Dan awarded to Albert Geraldi by Supreme Instructor Seikichi Uehara, President Seiyu Oyata, and Vice President Shihan Toma, Ryukyu Karate-Do League.

1984

 

Officially Stamped Certificate of Rank 8th Dan awarded to Albert Geraldi by Taika Seiyu Oyata.

October 13, 1994

 

Honorarium Letter postmarked September 22, 1994 for acceptance into Oyata Shin Shu Ho Ryu.

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