SWKKF Archive

James Ryan
“I remember the first time I attended the national tournament… I was a yellow belt, and I will never forget seeing this competition. It was a big part of what hooked me into karate so strongly. I would look forward to seeing it each year, watching Sensei Roger St. Arneault, Sensei Neil Prime, and...
James Ryan
The following interview dates back all the way to November 9, 2011. Initially, this interview was part of a brand new sports-variety talk-show called The Sportstender (hosted by myself), but not long afterwards, was permanently removed off of YouTube, and the show later became an Internet-only, play-on-demand podcast (also currently inactive). Shortly after the...
James Ryan
On June 22nd, myself, along with 19 other members of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation (including Senseis Ron Mattie, Brad Cosby and Neil Prime) all drove down together and participated in an event better known as Karate College, which has taken place down in Radford, Virginia for the past 30 years. This year’s...