8TH MAY 1941 70 TIMES AROUND THE SUN
As Sunday 8th May approaches I want to thank you all so much for your kind words and good wishes on my 70th time around the sun.
As I move into my 8th decade I look back at 61 years involved in Martial Arts and realize that I enjoy it more now than ever.
I don't think that you can force anyone to like anything and as we have all found with Martial Arts you can lead the horse to water but you can't make it drink. I think that it makes such a very big difference if you have the support of your wife and/or family to encourage you to excel in your chosen Art. I am so very fortunate in that my beautiful wife Sharon is totally supportive in all my involvement in Martial Arts and motivates me to carry on without the idea of retiring from the dojo.
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9TH DAN GRADING FOR HANSHI WINGROVE & HANSHI McCARTHY
10th March 2011
We are very pleased to announce that Hanshi Terry Wingrove has been advanced to the grade of 9th Dan with a Shihan licence for Karate Jutsu together with Hanshi Patrick McCarthy who has also been elevated to the coveted grade of 9th Dan and they will be in Tokyo for the presentation ceremony on the 23rd March to receive their certificates of rank from 93-year-old Master Hiroshi Kinjo, the most senior Karate teacher in Japan.
Hanshi Patrick McCarthy is Master Kinjo’s most senior direct Western student and Hanshi Wingrove, the most senior Western representative of Karate Jutsu who's been associated with Master Kinjo since the early days of FAJKO & WUKO in 1968.
For Hanshi Wingrove this is the pinnacle of achievement after 61 years in Martial Arts and will be the last grading available to Hanshi Wingrove. Hanshi Terry who is 70 this year, spent 21 years in Japan and devotes most of his time to teaching in the 39 countries affiliated to his groups.