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May 11 2009 at 10:32 PM
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The photo, circa early to mid 1963, is of Jimmy Doughtery (affectionately and respectfully known as "Little Jimmy"), who was a fixture at the Pasadena school in the early 1960s and, according to Chuck Sullivan, the youngest student to receive a brown belt from Mr. Parker. When I first met Jimmy, I was immediately impressed with his talent and eventually spent considerable time with him, as we were about the same age (I was a two or three tip white belt when I met him). As time passed, we became regulars on Mr. Parker's demo team, often performing the Black Belt Set together. To my knowledge Jim Doughtery never did receieve his black belt. As I recall, he left the Pasadena area some time in 1964 and didn't compete in the first Internationals. The photo was taken at one of Chuck and Flo Sullivan's parties, which were the hub of Kenpo's social gatherings in the early years.


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