He was a friend of 26 years, an artist and Second Degree Black Belt at our dojo. Gene loved to train. He lifted weights with the best of them and he loved to expand his Isshin-ryu skills and knowledge.
His sense of humor would light a room.
This gorilla outfit was worn at one of our black belt testing sessions, causing those being tested to doubt their fearlessness when attacked during our night training.
His artwork is displayed at the dojo and on many of our benefit tournament t-shirts.
His friendship, inner drive and humor will be missed.