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    Default Where are they now?

    I was just thinking today of the days of old. As I thought about the past I wondered what are they doing now?

    Here are some names below. Feel free to add some of the names to the query.

    Roger Stapleton
    Darrell Caldwell
    Dave Koss
    Dr. Kelly Hill
    Dan Johnson
    Larry Beaver
    Mikael Svens
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    I believe Mr. Caldwell showed, up on Kutaki no mura recently..(From Killshots, right?)
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    I don't know what "Killshots" is, but Darrell was a student of SKH and had a column in Blackbelt Magazine. He was also in SKH's book Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior.
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    Kelly is retired and traveling with his wife.
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    Paladin Press still sells Killshots on video. It is mostly David Koss and Darrell showing stuff. Dan Johnson faded away a long time ago it seems. Nice guy.
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    Someone sent me a PM and said that Roger Stapleton might be still training. If he is then that's great.
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    As far as I know, Dr. Hill is still on staff here at a local hospital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Kohler
    I don't know what "Killshots" is, but Darrell was a student of SKH and had a column in Blackbelt Magazine. He was also in SKH's book Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior.
    If you never seen Kill Shots, you REALLY need to see it

    Classic...
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    No, Kelly is in upstate New York with his family. He retired last year and is out having fun. I talk to him quite a bit.
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    Does anyone have any up to date info on what David Hewitt (ex-Jinenkan Godan) is doing now?

    Regards,

    Joe Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jackson
    Does anyone have any up to date info on what David Hewitt (ex-Jinenkan Godan) is doing now?

    Regards,

    Joe Jackson.
    The last time I spoke to Dave he was a freelance corporate translator, translating text etc. and living in Baltimore with his wife Hiromi.

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    Originally posted by Evan London:
    The last time I spoke to Dave he was a freelance corporate translator, translating text etc. and living in Baltimore with his wife Hiromi.
    Thanks, Evan.

    I remember watching David Hewitt on those early Jinenkan dvds and thinking how well he moved. He was one of the truly skilful x-kan practitioners. I think it is a pity that he didn't film ryu-ha specific instructional dvds. I'm sure they would have greatly benefited those still interested in Gyokko Ryu and Koto Ryu, particularly.

    Do you know if he is still interested in martial arts? Please don't tell me that he's become fat and lazy!

    Regards,

    Joe Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Kohler
    I was just thinking today of the days of old. As I thought about the past I wondered what are they doing now?

    Here are some names below. Feel free to add some of the names to the query.

    Darrell Caldwell
    Dave Koss
    Dr. Kelly Hill
    Dan Johnson
    Larry Beaver
    Mikael Svens
    well, Darryl is definitely active again. Dave is from all accounts running a security gadget store somewhere. I'm just glad he has settled down. Dan, have not seen since he showed up in Japan in th early '90s. Larry split from Stephen around '82 and I last saw him at a Tai Kai, think '98.

    ..just some other names just crossed my mind

    Bob Norduff(sp?)
    Ken Brooks
    Shawn Havens
    Tim Dean
    JP Seibel
    Bob Jones(think he was Ed Sones student, strong as a buffalo)


    Gambatte,
    Roger Stapleton

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    Robert Norduft moved to Washington state and is a professor. Bob Higginbotham is in New Zealand and has several dojo around the country. He was back in Houston last May and will come again next year.
    I think you mean Brian Jones, last I talked with him he was in St Louis but I don't think he is in the Bujinkan anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m harper View Post
    I think you mean Brian Jones, last I talked with him he was in St Louis but I don't think he is in the Bujinkan anymore.
    He is a member here on E-Budo though. He used to sell katana, but I don't know if he still does.
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