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Saturday, 28th November 2009

MSMAS welcomes new 'Honorary Member' Ken Tallack, 8th Dan Karate Do, Kyoshi, DNBKID...

Ken B Tallack, 8th Dan Karate Do, Kyoshi, DNBKID, is the current Canadian Representative, International Division, Dai Nippon Butokukai, Canadian Karate Kung-fu Association 8th level Master Instructor, Okinawa Kobudo Master Instructor, Director, Non Profit Martial Arts; Head Instructor Tallack Dojo; Founder , Meibukan of Canada: Founder Goju-Ryu Meitoku-ha.

 

Ken Tallack started Judo at the YMCA in London, Ontario, Canada back in 1962, since that time active in Budo daily.

Also 1st Degree Black Belt Canadian Karate Kung-fu Association 1972, 1st Degree Black Belt Goju-Kai of Canada 1972.

One of the first generation of Canadians to grow up practicing Budo and then going onto spend his entire career as a Professional Instructor, having taught tens of thousands of people over his lifetime.

Tallack has been instrumental in bringing various "lost" historical works to light, such as " Karate-do Kumite" by Motobu Choki, and "Rentan Goshin To-Te Jutsu" by Funakoshi Gichin, amongst others. Tallack travelled to Japan in 1985 where he was accepted as the first foreign student of Yagi Meitoku(Goju-Ryu) in decades, subsequently introduced Goju-Ryu Meibukan to Canada where it quickly spread across the vast country.

In 1998 Tallack differentiated HIS teachings from others through intorducing the name `Goju-Ryu Meitoku-ha``, honouring his Teacher by attaching his name to the style. Association with Butokukai of Canada began in 1972, then picked up again in 1978.

Tallack joined Dai Nippon Butokukai Hombu (Member # 1109) in 1991 with Godan, Renshi recognition.

At the direction of International Chairman H. Hamada, Hanshi, Tallack became Dai Nippon Butokukai Canadian Representative in 1996.

Since that time Tallack has used this position to help establish and spread "Non Profit Martial Arts'. November 28, 2009 over $8,000.00 was raised for the Salvation Army, bringing the total raised and donated to various charities and causes over the years to nearly $250,000.00.

Tallack continues to practice daily at his home Dojo in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Kyoshi Tallack commented:

"Thanks for honouring me with Membership in your group, I think a lot of you and your folks. Budo training can help someone live a life without fear, WITH personal responsibility,  for the betterment of self  and those nearby..."

 

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