Congratulations to Mr. Ezra Scott as he has achieved the rank of San Dan; 3rd degree Black Belt in Shuri Ryu. Mr Scott trains with passion, integrity and grit. He recently competed in the elite competion, the 2017 Trias Cup. Congratulations Mr Scott.
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing a stong man of Karate. Mr Tom Awad passed away after a long battle with illness. A loving husband, father and brother, he is remembered and missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Awad began studying karate as a young man, joining his brothers in every adventure the art took them. Tom Awad is well known to the karate world as a fierce competitor, a man of remarkable strength and power. His “Kia” shook walls. At the Kosho School he would spar with anyone, as he was willing to demonstrate his excellent technique. He was a patient, kind teacher to all students he encountered. Thanks you for all you shared with us, Mr. Awad. You shall never be forgotten.
Mr Awad had incredible technique. He is seen here in a seminar.
Mr Mike Awad, Mr. Tom Awad Jr., Mr Tom Awad
The Awad Brothers are long time friends and students of Master Phillip Koeppel seen here in 1992
Tom Awad was a long time student and friend of Sensei James McLain seen below.
Mr Tom Awad is seen here as the winner of the Trias Cup.