2009 Miyazaki O.B.Kai Banquet
Queens Village NY • December 6, 2009
Antun's of Queens Village
The second annual Miyazaki O.B.Kai Banquet was a great success a great spirit ... OSU!!
Master Miyazaki with O.B.Kai Executive Committee members
Master Toyotaro Miyazaki
O.B.Kai members applause Master Miyazaki's speech
Dai Sempai Bob Najack
Master Miyazaki with Senior Black Belts
Alvin Long, George Aschkar and Lucy Lora
Master Miyazaki with special guests
Master Terry Maccarone and Master Nick Aldler
Master Miyazaki receive a gift from Master Art McConnell
Senior Black belt Alvin Long narrating
DVD of the good old days
Shihan Kai Leung narrating
DVD for the O.B.Kai celebration
Master Miyazaki and Shihan Kai Leung
with Carlos Lora, Lucy Lora, Elliott Rosenblatt, Nicky Kaminski and Elena Kaminskaia
Shihan George Aschkar announcing the winner of the raffle
Shihan Kai Leung with raffle winner, Carlos Lora
Master Miyazaki and Shihan Kai Leung with O.B.Kai Members
Senior O.B. Kai Black Belts
Arnold Shapiro, Steven Gettinger, John Lapsakis, Alvin Long, Stewart Jackson and John Duffy
Checking out old photographs
Sifu Paul Vizzio and Shihan Kai Leung
with Caron Keppler, Paulino Rivera and Elena Kaminskaia
2009 O.B.Kai Celebration!
We had a great time and looking forward to our next event together.
2008 Miyazaki O.B.Kai Banquet
Flushing NY • November 16, 2008
Miyazaki Karate O.B.KAI Banner
The first Miyazaki O.B.Kai Banquet was a huge success. We had it at Dante Restaurant located at 16-12 Union Turnpike in Flushing New York. The Restaurant is known for its delicious Italian food and was the venue for many of our black belt parties.
Black Belts and guest
Over a hundred black belts and guest from five decades came together in tribute to Master Toyotaro Miyazaki.
Master Toyotaro Miyazaki
Senior Elliott Rosenblatt
The celebration started off with a welcome speech given by Master Miyazaki and follow by an introduction to the O.B.Kai by Senior Elliott Rosenblatt.
O.B. KAI Slide show
We had a special slide show made in honor for Master Toyotaro Miyazaki.
Seniors Michael Rey, Mohamed Rahman and Carlos Varon
Shihan Kai Leung with Shotojuku black belts James Luk, Adel Elbehiry, Jamie Paz, Nefeth Salazar, Martin Carrigy and Richard Niccolich
(Left back) Seniors Alvin Long, Mohamed Rahman, Stewart Jackson, Steve Gettinger (Front) Michael Rey and Kai Leung
Black belts John Duffy (Top) John Molinari, Robert Smith Senior, Tony Quagliata, Luca Dangio, Caron Keppler, Jerry DiCanio and Cindy DiCanio (Bottom row)
Black belts Peter Kito, Jaime Paz and James Luk
Beside the O.B. Kai committee members, many senior black belts came to honor Master Miyazaki like Mike Hatgis, Donnie Collins aka Mohamed Rahman, Alvin Long, Michael Rey, Paul Vizzio, Stewart Jackson, David Hunter, Carlos Varon, Murray Krinsky, Nixon Feliz, Charles Jardines, Peter Kito, Mike Farrington, and Tom Pressimone just to name a few.
Dai Senpai Bernard Pierce
Dai Senpai Bob Najack
Dai Senpai Bernard Pierce, Bob Najoek and Art McConnell were invited guest of Master Miyazaki. They told stories of Master Miyazaki and reminisce about the old days of New York Karate.
Senior David Hunter speaking about his experience with Master Miyazaki
A few of the senior black belts that also spoke about Master Miyazaki was seniors George Aschkar, Mohamed Rahman, Michael Rey, Alvin Long, Stewart Jackson, David Hunter, Carlos Varon and George Guzman.
Master Miyazaki with his gift from the O.B.KAI committee
Shihan Kai Leung presented Master Miyazaki with a gift on behave of the O.B.KAI committee.
Picking the winning raffle ticket
We had a raffle for the O.B.Kai slide show shown at the party and Sensei Janet Molerio won it with her lucky ticket.
Master Miyazaki with Senior Carlos Varon
Master Miyazaki with Senior Richard Wilson
We the students of Master Miyazaki are very excited to see that Sensei is happy and well. We hope that everyone had a good time and look forward to our next event together.