Reconnecting with my First Sensei

When I first started training in the Martial Arts at Barkoot’s Karate School when I was 10, Andy Selcer was my first sensei. He instilled in me a deep love for the martial arts that continues to this day. I recently had the opportunity to re-connect with him after over 40 years at a celebration of Mike Genova’s 4oth dojo anniversary in Columbia, SC. I also got to meet one of the great legends of the martial arts, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace. Some of the other karate greats from in and around the Columbia area were also in attendance including Pete Manchee, Rick Vitali, Bruce Brutschy, and Tim Haney.

Selcer

Sensei Andy Selcer (left)

Wallace

Bill “Superfoot” Wallace

 

Pete Manchee, Rick Vitali, Tim Haney, Bruce Brutschy, & Ray Nash

Pete Manchee, Rick Vitali, Tim Haney, Bruce Brutschy, & Ray Nash

 

 

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