Local Bojuka Ryu established at the Connersville, Indiana YMCA:

Note:  Bojuka Ryu was 39 years in development.

 

Shihan advanced to 6th Kyu Green in the art of Bojuka Ryu:

 

Shihan advanced to 5th Kyu Brown in the art of Bojuka Ryu:

 

Shihan purchases the generic Rope Leg Stretcher:

 

Shihan promoted to Shodan in the Bojuka Ryu system: 

 

Bojuka Ryu Midwest Dojo #3 started by Shihan:

Initial students were on this date:

  Rick Crabtree

  Mark Brubaker

  Duane Rummel

  Chad Wissler entered the class:

 

Shihan’s Shodan rank officially confirmed at Dojo #3: 

 

Shihan promoted to Nidan in Kempo: 

 

The Aibudo system in the “works” and patches ordered:

 

Aibudo chartered with IKSA:

 

Chad Wissler begins training within the system:

 

Steve Jordan begins training within the system:

 

Beginning students (Chad, Steve, etc.) 9th Kyu testing:

 

Home Dojo remodeled to its present state:

 

Beginning students (Chad, Steve, etc.) 8th Kyu testing:

 

Shihan purchases his sai’s:

 

Steve Jordan advanced to 7th Kyu Green:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 7th Kyu Green and because of a:

two week illness, date of advancement made 23 April, 1986.

 

Chad Wissler acquired 3rd Place Green,  in a local tournament:

 

Aibudo members participated in sesquicentennial parade:

 

Book of Five Rings purchased by Shihan for system improvement:

 

Japanese-English Character Dictionary presented to Shihan by Larry Helms:

 

Chad Wissler and Steve Jordan advanced to 6th Kyu Green:

 

Second generation uniform patches ordered:

 

Steve Jordan held class. (First time that Shihan was too ill to teach.)

 

Chad Wissler took two first place trophies in forms and sparring at the

6TH ANNUAL RICHMOND KARATE CLUB ROSE FESTIVAL TOURNAMENT (white-yellow-green belt division).  This was the first time our "circle walk", space entering, was used in a tournament ( with obvious results)

 

Shihan promoted to Sandan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Steve Jordan advanced to 5th Kyu Green:

 

Steve Jordan advanced to 4th Kyu Brown:

 

John Combs and Steve Jordan advanced to 3rd Kyu Brown:

 

John Combs and Steve Jordan advanced to 2nd Kyu Brown:

 

John  Combs and Steve Jordan advanced to 1st Kyu Brown:

 

John Combs advanced to Shodan:

 

John Combs issued Sensei status as a Shodan:

 

Shihan and John Combs performed a demonstration

at the Milton School.  It was dubbed “A learning Fair” by the school:

 

John Combs advanced to Nidan:

 

Shihan promoted to Yondan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Shihan temporarily discontinued classes due to lack of participation

and respect.  Trained mostly alone for the month’s of May, June

and July:

 

Third generation uniform patches ordered:

 

Dojo and system shown disrespect by visiting blackbelt instructor:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 6th Kyu Green:

 

Steve Jordan advanced to Shodan:

 

Shihan promoted to Godan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Shihan recognized as Soke of Aibudo by IKSA:

 

Preliminary and proposed Permanent By-Laws adopted:

 

John Combs agrees to requirements of Soke-Dai:

 

John Combs advanced to Sandan/Soke-Dai of the system:

 

Current system certificates instituted:

 

Tournament participation by John Combs:  Kick checks with the legs not allowed!

 

Sempai Steve Jordan advanced to Nidan/Sensei of the system:

 

Aibudo Master Text is copyrighted:

 

Shihan promoted to Rokudan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Steve Jordan advanced to Sandan:

 

Shihan promoted to Shichidan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Don Fisher appointed Sempai

 

Charlie Bowne (a junior green) takes 1st place (Senior Brown)

in Connersville tournament.  Beats 5 opponents in a row:

 

Don Fisher, Steve Jordan and John Combs recognized for their martial arts accomplishments

by the Community Press.

Certificates were also presented by Shihan at that time.

Titles at that time were:

                                       Hanshi John Combs

                                       Yodansha Steve Jordan

                                       Sempai Don Fisher

 

Goitsu kata developed:

 

Soke-Dai John Combs is advanced to Yondan:

 

Sensei Steve Jordan is advanced to Yondan:

 

Golay Center Karate Clinic:

 

Master Leisure’s 50th birthday remembered:

 

Steven Jordan appointed Soke-Dai Pro-Tem:

 

Disciplinary procedures adopted:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 5th Kyu Green:

 

Shihan promoted to Hachidan by IKSA in the art of Aibudo:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 4th Kyu Brown:

 

Steven Jordan appointed Soke-Dai:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 3rd Kyu Brown:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 9th Kyu White

 

Jim Curtsinger advanced to 9th Kyu White:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 8th Kyu White

 

Chad Wissler, Jim Curtsinger, Robbie Geise (Tournament participation):  Jim and Robbie tie.

 

Shihan promoted to Kyudan within the system:

 

Shihan ill, missed class:

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 2nd Kyu Brown:

 

Chad Wissler and Robbie Geise qualify for the games in Cancun:

 

“Aibudo Yin/Yang “ developed:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 7th Kyu Green

 

Dan Grade processing fees lowered:

 

Jim Curtsinger advanced to 7th Kyu Green:

 

Chad Wissler presented with Sempai title:

 

Goodwill Games in Cancun, Mexico:

 

Chad Wissler and Robbie Geise home from Cancun, Mexico:

 

Chad Wissler and Travis Spoonamore gave a dissertation  on success, to an attendance of 300+, at the Hibberd school in Richmond.

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 1st Kyu Brown:

 

Jim Curtsinger advanced to 6th Kyu Green:

 

Preliminary By-Laws modified:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 6th Kyu Green

 

Steve Jordan advanced to 5th Dan:

 

Permanent By-Laws amended:

 

Jim Curtsinger advanced to 5th Kyu Green:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 5th Kyu Green

 

Chad Wissler (Sempai) advanced to Shodan:

 

Jim Curtsinger appointed Sempai-Dai of the system:

 

Three System Kamiza Seal’s designed:

 

Golay Center Aibudo Dojo opened:

 

Aibudo practitioners participated in the Iceman tournament:

 

Modified (changed) the system Stick Kata:

 

Robbie Geise advanced to 4th Kyu Brown

 

Chad Wissler advanced to 2nd Dan/Instructor of the system:

 

Jim Curtsinger appointed Sempai of the system:

 

Robert Geise appointed Sempai-Dai of the system:

 

The preliminary http://aibudo.webjump.com web page activated:

 

The permanent www.aibudo.com web page became effective:

 

Jim Curtsinger (Sempai) advanced to 3rd Kyu Brown:

 

Robbie Geise (Sempai-Dai) advanced to 3rd Kyu Brown

 

Jim Curtsinger (Sempai) advanced to 2nd Kyu Brown:

 

Mike Bodwell, Chinese Kempo  Shodan, advanced to 7th Kyu Green

(1st Shodan outside the system to advance to Green Belt)

 

Robbie Geise (Sempai-Dai) advanced to 2nd Kyu Brown

 

Shihan was sick and not able to hold class.  Members went to the Golay Dojo for training.

 

The Golay Center Dojo was shut down.

 

First, 28 East Front Street Dojo class held.

Chad Wissler and Jim Curtsinger instructing.

 

Sempai Jim Curtsinger is advanced to 1st Kyu Brown

 

Sempai-Dai Rob Geise discontinues training due to job restrictions

 

New online requirement downloading implemented

 

Aibudo received the “Best Personal Website Award” from Waynet.

 

Shihan promoted to 10th Dan within the system:

 

Mike Sweet appointed Sempai-Dai of the System.

 

Jim Curtsinger  (Sempai) advanced to Shodan:

 

System receives a “Top 200 Schools Award” from

MartialArtsBusiness.com

 

Sempai Jim Curtsinger  advanced to Nidan:

 

Sensei Chad E  Wissler  advanced to Sandan:

 

Mike Sweet appointed Sempai of the System.

 

Mike Bodwell appointed Sempai-Dai of the System

 

Master Steve Jordan advanced to Rokudan:

 

Mike Bodwell appointed Sempai of the System

 

Greenfield Academy opened under Sensei Curtsinger

 

Sensei Curtsinger presented with his Dojo Charter

 

“Closing Internals” introduced to selected members

 

Mike Bodwell advanced to Shodan

 

Sensei Wissler advanced to Yondan

 

Mike Bodwell advanced to Nidan (Instructor)

 

Mike Bodwell advanced to Sandan (Instructor)

 

Chad Wissler advanced to Godan (Master Instructor)

 

Position of Soke-Dai accepted by Master Chad Wissler

 

Master Chad Wissler accepted position of Soke-Dai

 

Larry Kuhn accepted the position of  “Sempai of System”

 

Doug Young received 4th Kyu Brown and accepted the position of “Sempai of the Grasshopper Chapter”

 

Master Chad Wissler advanced to 6th Dan

 

Master Steve Jordan advanced to 7th Dan

 

Doug Young accepted the position of  “Sempai of System” with the resignation of Larry Kuhn

 

Alan Campbell accepted the position of  “Sempai of System” with the resignation of Doug Young

 

First class of “newly constructed” 28 East Front Street Dojo

 

First class at the Home Dojo with the new Tiffin Pad

 

Grasshopper Chapter Sempai Doug Young advanced to 1st Dan

 

System Sempai Alan Campbell advanced to 1st Dan

 

Grasshopper Chapter terminated their membership due to a desired “change in direction” of training.

 

Master Steve Jordan  accepted position of SOKE-DAI again.

 

System Sempai Alan Campbell advanced to Sensei 2nd Dan

 

Scott Roberts accepted the position of  “Sempai of System”

 

Sensei Campbell advanced to 3rd Dan

 

Master Jordan advanced to 8th Dan

 

Sensei Campbell advanced to  4th Dan

 

Sensei Campbell advanced to  5th Dan

Historical Notes:

Although many have passed through the system,

only those individuals who have participated in the leadership and building of the system are noted here.

1978

 

 

21 November, 1981

 

4 November, 1983

 

2 May, 1982

 

24 July, 1984

 

31 July, 1984

 

 

 

 

9 August, 1984

 

28 August, 1984

 

17 December, 1984

 

6  June, 1985

 

1 Aug 1985

 

2 August, 1985

 

5 August, 1985

 

30 September, 1985

 

6 January, 1986

 

10 February, 1986

 

20 February, 1986

 

23 April, 1986

 

28 April, 1986

 

 

25 June, 1986

 

6 July, 1986

 

7 July, 1986

 

September, 1986

 

20 October, 1986

 

1 November, 1986

 

14 January, 1987

 

29 June, 1987

 

 

 

 

1 March, 1987

 

2 March, 1987

 

3 August, 1987

 

16 December, 1987

 

1 June, 1988

 

13 September, 1988

 

16 November, 1988

 

14 May, 1989

 

8 November, 1989

 

 

15 November, 1989

 

1 February, 1990

 

14 May, 1990

 

 

 

19 January, 1991

 

18 June, 1991

 

28 June, 1991

       

12 November, 1991

 

1 January, 1992

 

1 January, 1992

 

12 January, 1992

 

24 January, 1992

 

3 March, 1992

 

27 March, 1992

 

15 June, 1992

 

30 June, 1992

 

1993

 

1 January, 1993

 

6 July, 1993

 

1 March, 1994

 

31 May, 1994

 

20 August, 1994

 

 

14 October, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     1995

 

31 January, 1995

 

19 May, 1995

 

4 August, 1995

 

22 September, 1995

 

1 July, 1996

 

19 July, 1996

 

6 August, 1996

 

1 October, 1996

 

13 December, 1996

 

1 January, 1997

 

18 April, 1997

 

6 May, 1997

 

10 June, 1997

 

24 June, 1997

 

13 July, 1997

 

15 July, 1997

 

5 August, 1997

 

22 August, 1997

 

23 August, 1997

 

16 September, 1997

 

17 October, 1997

 

27 November, 1997

 

19 December, 1997

 

2 January, 1998

 

9 - 17 January, 1998

 

20 January, 1998

 

Late January, 1998

 

 

20 February, 1998

 

3 March, 1998

 

4 April, 1998

 

24 April, 1998

 

19 May, 1998

 

11 June, 1998

 

10 July, 1998

 

31 July, 1998

 

21 August, 1998

 

21 August, 1998

 

24 September, 1998

 

5 October, 1998

 

14 November, 1998

 

1 December, 1998

 

8 January, 1999

 

23 February, 1999

 

23 February, 1999

 

23 February, 1999

 

21 March, 1999

 

28 April, 1999

 

29 June, 1999

 

19 July, 1999

 

9 December, 1999

 

17 January, 2000

 

 

7 February, 2000

 

21 February, 2000

 

1 May, 2000

 

8 May, 2000

 

 

22 June, 2000

 

6 July, 2000

 

19 August, 2000

 

26 September, 2000

 

21 December, 2000

 

8 January, 2001

 

18 January, 2001

 

1 June, 2001

 

 

12 July, 2001

 

12 July, 2001

 

12 July, 2001

 

12 July, 2001

 

19 July, 2001

 

18 October, 2001

 

10 September, 2002

 

21 October, 2002

 

5 August, 2003

 

3 May, 2004

 

14 June, 2004

 

15 November, 2004

 

5 December, 2005

 

5 December, 2005

 

10 July, 2006

 

31 July, 2006

 

20 November, 2006

 

21 May, 2006

 

3 June, 2007

 

5 July, 2007

 

20 August, 2007

 

9 March, 2009

 

23 March, 2009

 

6 April, 2009

 

6 July, 2009

 

13 July, 2009

 

18 January, 2010

 

21 January, 2010

 

28 January, 2010

 

30 December 2010, effective 10 January, 2011

 

17 January, 2011

 

14 February, 2013

 

14 February, 2013

 

25 July, 2016