KEN OSBORNE: FIGHTING STRATEGIES
Come one, come all: SKA members of all levels are invited and encouraged to
attend all practices and Saturday lunch. Friday dinner by invitation only.
Saturday dinner is black belts and significant others only.
Read the handout:
- Friday, September 17
- 4:49 pm Ken and Elaine arrive KCI on America West # 592 from
Phoenix -- all members are invited to greet them at the gate. Jon Beltram
will chauffeur the Osbornes to the Sheraton Suites Plaza.
- 7:30 pm Dinner with Ken and Elaine (senior members and
significant others by Jon's invitation)
- Saturday, September 18
- 10 am first practice, 2026 Broadway
- ~12:30 pm lunch (Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop across the street at 333
Southwest Blvd, (816) 474-8424)
- 2 pm second practice, 2026 Broadway
- 6:30 pm dinner (black belts only -- Bo Ling's Fine Chinese
Cuisine, Plaza Board of Trade Bldg, 4800 Main St, (816) 753-1718)
- Sunday, September 19
- 11 am third practice, 2026 Broadway
- ~2 pm lunch to be announced
- 4:30 pm Ken and Elaine arrive KCI airport (Jon Beltram will
Chauffeur) for 5:35 pm departure on America West #782. All members are
invited to bid farewell at the gate.
Practice location: KC Shotokan Karate Club, 2026 Broadway, Kansas
Cost: $20 (covers practices but not meals)
Ken Osborne to lead September 18 & 19, 2004 workshop...
SKA Godan Ken Osborne and his wife, Elaine, will visit Kansas City mid-September, 2004.
Ken will lead two practices Saturday, September 18, 2004 and a third on Sunday,
September 19, 2004. There will be a dinner with Ken and Elaine Saturday evening
senior members will be invited to attend.
Ken & Elaine Osborne at BBC Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara Feb
Ken Osborne (the guy doing the sweeping above) was pulled
from 'retirement' in 1980 to compete against Mexico team...
Originally, Ken was the number two man in Chuck Norris's karate
organization. After attending a 1966 SKA special training, Osborne was
'hooked' and has followed Ohshima Sensei ever since.
1964 photo shows Ken Osborne in suit, 3rd from right, a 5th dan
from Korea, and Chuck Norris with students.