Under: karate
2 Jul 2009

11 Responses to “Kenpo Hall of Fame at the 2009 Gathering of Eagles!”

  1. SueC Says:

    What a great event to be part of and honoured by. You look really happy! Congratulations.

  2. Michele Says:


  3. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Sue! Thanks – it really was a lot of fun!
    Hi Michele! Thank you!

  4. Maureen Brittingham Says:

    Great Job! I enjoyed seeing your pictures and reading about your accomplishments. I am working on my master’s degree in integrating technology in the classroom and we are studying blogs and RSS feeds right now. It is funny that you posted a link to your blog and I just created one last night for my class. Anyway, congratulations on your accomplishment. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cheri Arbuckle Says:

    Hi John —

    Congrats! What an honor!

  6. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Maureen! Glad you stopped by! Let me know if you need any insight on blogging – glad to help.
    Hi Cheri! Thank you. My head was spinning the entire weekend (wonder if it was the beer) :)

  7. Urban Samurai Says:

    Congratulations, John. It’s very cool that you actually made it into a hall of fame. It must make it all seem worth it. What a boost!

  8. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Neil. It sure was a fun experience. I’m happy the board selected me and I appreciate the honor. It is kind of humbling too as I never dreamed this when I started karate. Thank you.

  9. Matt Klein Says:

    Congrats John and well-earned. Those were some tough muthas in that era. It was great to see you and Todd and the rest of the boys having a great time. Did’t know you were a lefty. So am I. It was always fun giving fits to the righties who didn’t see many like us. One of these times I would like to come back to the U.S. for the gathering. Best, Matt

  10. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Matt! Thank you.
    Lefty’s have it easier I think, although I never gave it much thought. I really enjoyed throwing my left inverted lunge punch and had great success with it.
    Let me or Todd know whenever you make it back and we’ll try to run an event around it. We just had a seminar yesterday so the students could glean some skills from us old-timers. :)

  11. Richard Cortez Jr Says:

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