Annual Banquet

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

O.B.Kai members

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.


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