Sunday, August 14, 2016

Peter Urban Born This Day In 1934

Peter "George" Urban (August 14, 1934 – April 7, 2004) was an American Martial Art Science Philosopher, Poet-Warrior and Innovative Leader. He was called the "The George Washington of American Karate" by Kick Illustrated Magazine, October and November 1981 and founder of the Karate style named American GōJū Ryū Karate Do. Urban was one of only a small number of "white" students under Gōgen Yamaguchi, an early GōJū Ryū Sensei, Practitioner, Instructor and head of the style organization, The GoJu Kai. Controversially, Peter Urban created an American style of Gōjū-ryū without the permission of Yamaguchi as he would not allow Sensei Urban to represent Japanese Karate in America, as his head representative. --- Wikipedia