On June 25, 2004 we entered the digital realm of the internet. Paul Hayes of Phase One Web Site Design was instrumental in this effort. He is a member of the Shuyokan Martial Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California. There is no doubt this really helped us as we worked together to build the site. He could talk our language. He really came through for us, completing all our requests, no matter how small, how big, or how detailed. If you would like him to build a site for you, please contact him through his web site. Domo arigato gozaimasu Paul!
On the 1st Day of March 2003 a formal ceremony was held at the Goshin Budokan U.S.A. of Moreno Valley, California. As a Shuyokai (Branch Dojo) of The Shuyokan Martial Arts Center, the Goshin Budokan U.S.A. was officially named the Shubukan Martial Arts Center of Moreno Valley, California.
Also on this day, a seminar was held by Sensei Dye and Dojocho Wilkes received the Shubukan Certificate, then he signed and promoted some of his dedicated students, including the promotion of his wife, Sensei Bertha G. Wilkes, to the rank of Ikkyu in the art of Shuyokan Aikido. (Credits: Videography by Shin Namura and Ed Wilkes; Still Photography by Shin Namura and Jeff Walker)
Seminar held by Sensei Dye - Group Photo.
People present at the Dedication Ceremony and Seminar on March 1, 2003:
Standing (left to right): Kevin Chavez, Allison Gore, Bradley Nichols, Dwayne Coverly, Jim Hayes
Kneeling (left to right): Sensei David Dye, Dojocho Ed Wilkes, Sensei Paul Hayes, Sensei Jeff Walker
(Not in photo: Bertha Wilkes and Tyler Nichols)