I have this actual newsletter sitting in my file cabinet. I can assure you there are inaacuracies in the ranks listing.
Someone,I think Josh picked up on that it was printed after Mr. Parker's passing and it was. It is dated September of 1991. Mrs. Parker by then had dissolved the old board of Directors seen on so many IKKA certificates, this board included Joe Palanzo, and Huk Planas. It is no wonder that they are not listed in the newsletter. Which gives rise to the question of when was the WKKA officially formed?(lord knows I can't remember the exact year, I was sure it was 1991 although that was disputed by Mr. Cogliandro in a previous post some time back)
Anyway...Mike, check the document again, Mr Schulte is listed as a 6th Black along with my instructor Mr. Wedlake. It is interesting that Mr. Pick is only listed as a 4th Black. I also thought, please someone correct me if I am wrong (I know nobody will have a problem doing that..LOL) I thought Dian Tanaka and Dian Hoshiyama were the same person at one time
"Whose "ism's" are those?"