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Great Martial Artists Master John Godwin A Victory Comics Production Š2010

Publisher

Christopher P. Ward Jr.

Artist / Colorist

Victoria L. Ward

Photographer

Christopher P. Ward Jr.

Writer

Victoria L. Ward

Pre-press

ProType Graphics

Advertising Design Printer

Katherine Taliaferro

Shweiki Media

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“When teaching, always take time to listen to student concerns or questions.�

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“Robertson Photography is here. Hi Chris!” “Good Morning Sir”

“I’m teaching a class right now, but you can go ahead and set up”

Test shot

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After class Master Godwin took pictures and he remembered an incident, years ago that would change his life‌.

Camden, New Jersey Late 1970s


I had to fight more than one person that day. I was lucky.

Uph

I left the area quickly after landing a few blows. I was determined to keep them off of me.

I knew for sure I needed training….had to be better….not afraid…CONFIDENT!

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Monday to Friday 7 to 9. My evenings began with warm up exercises increasing flexibility and self- defense near the end of class….my favorite!

My search ended at Yi’s Karate. The next step would challenge what I thought I knew. I was eager to learn much more.

Knuckle pushups….the most challenging part of class ----25, 26, 27

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Knuckle inspection by instructors

Classes concluded with a lecture

Years later I was asked to work at Shin Karate in South Philadelphia, Headquarters of the World Tang Soo Do Association. Grandmaster Shin spoke to Master Yi about my position. Master Yi thought I would not be interested but I told him I was very interested!

I became assistant instructor at Yi’s Karate

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‌.for which I am very grateful Master Yi gave me permission to meet with Grandmaster Shin. Grandmaster Shin gave me the position and experience.

At the World Tang Soo Do Championships 1986 and 1989 Master Godwin became World Champion in fighting, forms, weapons and demo team.

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After tournaments or testing, invitations to dinner by Master Yi along with Grandmaster Shin to a Korean or Chinese restaurant, was very enjoyable. There were different kinds of food and the masters made us sing‌.yes, made us sing‌..the good old days.

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Master Godwin with Chuck Norris. Grandmaster Shin was Chuck Norris’ first Karate teacher.

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In 2006 Master Godwin achieved 6th Degree International Master Black Belt in Tang Soo Do

Master Godwin waves goodbye to the photographer, Christopher along with his wife Victoria. Master Godwin’s achievements help many children and adults achieve their personal goals in selfdefense and also many students train for the love of the art.

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Chief Instructor: Master Erwin Watters 249 W. Newport Pike Wilmington, DE 19804 302-992-7999 www.kmaiweb.com

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Chief Instructor: Master Timothy Watson 747 W. Cypress St. Kennett Square, PA 19348

610-444-1800 www.kmaiweb.com

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Chief Instructor: Master Robert Kloss 406 Lantana Drive Hockessin, DE 19707 302-992-7999 www.kmaiweb.com

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Chief Instructor: Master Joe Kaluzny 600 N. Broad St. Middletown, DE 19709 302-378-7057 www.kmaiweb.com

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