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 Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's Early

 

Historical Correspondence Articles

 


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Number

Name

Date

1.

 

INVITATION - From Grand Master Shimabuku Tatsuo -

Karate Exhibition Party For The 3rd Anniversary Of Isshinryu -Modes

 

February 26,1959

2.

 

A letter from Master Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

to Members of the Okinawan American Karate Association -

Ralph Bove Named Staff Secretary

 

April 12, 1961

3.

 

A letter from Master Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

to Master Steve Armstrong

concerning the Okinawan American Karate Association

 

May 12, 1961

4.

 

 

A letter from Master Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku to members of the American Okinawan Karate Association -

June 10, 1961 meeting of the governing members

 

June 10, 1961

5.

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master John Bartusevics -

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's ticket cost $1,108.40

 

July 22, 1964

6.

 

A letter from Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku / Master John Bartusevics announcing the Master's first trip to the United States

 

July 30, 1964

7.

 

A document to Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku -

Notice of Approval Of Visa Petition

(In preparation for his first trip to the United States)

 

Aug 6, 1964

8.

 

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's letter to Master Don Nagle:

 REF - New Association

 

 Jan 26, 1965
9.

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master Bartusevics confirming

 Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku travel plans to the United States

 

Aug 7, 1964 

10.

 

A letter from Master Don Nagle to Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

informing the Master that Karate is doing well in The United States

 

Aug 11, 1964

11.

 

Master John Bartusevics to Master Harry Acklin announcing that Master Shimabuku, Tatsuo's  trip to the United States was canceled -

 Passport Problem

 

Aug 24, 1964

12.

 

A letter from Master Don Nagle to Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

informing the Master that Karate is doing well in The United States

 

Aug 27, 1964

13.

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master John Bartusevics -

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's Visa is on the way

 

 Aug 9, 1964  

14.

 

Dojo looking to bring Master Shimabuku to the US for training

 

July 6, 1964

15.

 

Master John Bartusevics's letter to Master Harry Acklin with

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's itinerary for his trip to the US

 

   Sept 2, 1964

16.

 

Mr. James Morabeto's letter to Master John Bartusevics -

thanking him for setting up Master Shimabuku's trip to the US

 

  Sept 16, 1964
17.

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master John Bartusevics' -

Tatsuo Shimabuku arrives in the United States

 

Sept 10, 1964
18.

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master John Bartusevics

describing Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's visit to the United States

 

Oct 10, 1964

 19.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Mr. James Morabeto

checking on Master Shimabuku in the United States

 

  Oct 13, 1964

20.  

Master John Bartusevics letter to Master Harry Acklin -

announcing the First Annual All Okinawan karate Championship

 

     Nov 17, 1964

21.

 

Master Harry Acklin letter to Master John Bartusevics -

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku - party and exhibition -United States

 

 Nov 18, 1964
22.

 

Mr. James Chapman's letter to Mr. John Bartusevics -

looking for training equipment

 

Nov 25, 1964

23.

 

Mr. John Bartusevics's letter to Mr. James Chapman - explaining a picture of Sensei Shimabuku Tatsuo he sent

 

  Dec 5, 1964

24.

 

A letter from Master Steve Armstrong to Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

informing the Master about his Dojo in the United States

 

 Dec 21, 1964 

25.  

Angus Reynolds seeks Dan ranks for students

 

Dec 22, 1964

26.

 

A letter from Master John Bartusevics

to Master Steve Armstrong -glad to hear your not "DEAD"

 

Jan 1, 1965
27.

 

Mr. James Chapman's letter to Mr. John Bartusevics -

Master Don Nagle visits with Master Shimabuku

 
 Jan 12, 1965
28.

 

A letter from Master Steve Armstrong - concerning the A.O.K.A.

 

 Jan 26, 1965

29.  

 

Mr. John Bartusevics's letter to Mr. James Chapman -

explaining the Isshin-Ryu patch

 

 Jan 27, 1965

30.

 

A letter from Master John Bartusevics

to Master Steve Armstrong explaining the A.O.K.A.

 
Jan 29, 1965
31.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Mr. James Morabeto -

concerning the AOKA and the new Charters

 

 Feb , 1965

 32. 

 

Master Harry Acklin's letter to Master John Bartusevics -

congratulating him on winning the

First Annual All Okinawan karate Championship

 

 Feb 12, 1965

 33.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Master Harry Acklin -

the Isshinryu Goddess is on the way!

 Feb 12, 1965

34.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Sensei Jack Snipe -

Master Shimabuku is glad you have opened a new Isshin-Ryu dojo

 

Feb 24, 1965

 35.

 

A letter from Master John Bartusevics to Master Steve Armstrong concerning

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku changing the Isshin-Ryu punch

 

March 8, 1965
36.  

Mr. Harry Acklin's letter to John Bartusevics -

Isshin-Ryu's Goddess

 

March 20, 1965
37.  

A letter from Master Steve Armstrong to Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku - changing the punch to conform to Okinawa

 

March 22, 1965

38.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Sensei Jack Snipe -

to register your students in the association it cost $1.50

 

 March 22, 1965

39.  

Mr. James Morabeto's letter to John Bartusevics -

Grandmaster Shimabuku's visit to the US

 

March 26, 1965

40.

 

Master John Bartusevics' letter to Sensei Jack Snipe -

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku promotes Sensei Sipe to Ni-Dan

 

 

 April 1965

41.

 

Mr. James Chapman's letter to Mr. John Bartusevics -

explaining there is a mid June meeting about the A.O.K.A.

 

April 2, 1965

42.

 

Mr. James Chapman's letter to Mr. John Bartusevics -

explaining he is considering the A.O.K.A.

 

April 4, 1965

43.

 

A letter from Master John Bartusevics to Mr. James Morabeto -

US representative for the AOKA association

 

April 5, 1965

 44.

 

Mr. John Bartusevics' letter to Mr. Harry Acklin -

explaining time in rank

 

 April 14, 1965

 45.

 

Mr. James Morabeto's letter to John Bartusevics -

 touching base about the association

 

 April 15, 1965

46.

 

Mr. John Bartusevics' letter to Mr. James Chapman -

explaining the A.O.K.A.

 

April 30, 1965 

47.

 

Mr. John Bartusevics' letter to Mr. James Chapman -

Master Shimabuku Tatsuo buys Kumite gear

 

May 18, 1965

48. 

 

Mr. James Chapman's letter to John Bartusevics -

Success Of Isshin-Ryu In The United States

 

May 20, 1965

 49.

 

Mr. Joseph Pennywell's letter to Mr. John Bartusevics -

looking for an instructor to unify their dojo

 

 May 24, 1965

50.

 

A letter from Master John Bartusevics

to  Master Steve Armstrong reporting that

CPL Russell Best will be his new point of contact on Okinawa

 

May 24, 1965

 51.

 

An appreciation letter from Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

to Master John Bartusevics

 

 Feb 19, 1968

 52.

 

A letter from Master Harold Long

to  Master John Bartusevics concerning his upcoming trip to Okinawa

 

 June 3, 1974

53.

 

A letter from Master Harold Long

to Master John Bartusevics concerning his trip to Okinawa

and Master Don Bohan's upcoming tournament

 

 July 25, 1974

 54.

 

Master Harold Long's  I.I.K.A. newsletter announcing the passing of

Grand Master Tatsuo Shimabuku

 

 June 27, 1975

55.  

Master Harold Long's I.I.K.A. newsletter asking advice

on who to name as regional representatives

 

 July 5, 1975

56.  

Master Harold Long's I.I.K.A. newsletter inviting

Master John Bartusevics to the IIKA Karate Tournament

 

 Nov 1, 1975

 

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