In 1968 John Keehan gave William V Aguiar Jr control of the World Karate Federation in New England. And made my father John F Creeden Jr the secretary of the World Karate Federation in New England. And in a couple of years they would control it all. In 1968 Bill Aguiar had 3 schools at the time and had 600 or so students. They immediately joined the World Karate Federation becoming the biggest affilation in the WKF. John Keehan wanted 10 dollars for every person joining so Billy wrote him out a check for 6000 dollars saying to him " They already joined John" John laughed my father said.
John Keehan was so impressed that he invested in and planned 2 more schools in the area. He loved the way Billy's mixed training was, they planned 20 or so demonstrations in the area. Also Keehan had planned way before the Dojo war to buy a summer cottage here to vacation. With Billy seniors following and the amount of students that they had John Keehan was a perfect fit.
The tradional martial arts scene in Chicago at the time was weak, Black Belt wouldn't follow them their. See in Chicago they were afraid to hit each other, just like today. the only exception was Ed Miller. Ken Knudson with all his trophies and his following all he was was a point fighter.
See Billys father took the World Karate Federation farther than anyone else, his school was here for 43 years UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 2005. Were was all the WKF in Chicago, even Jimmie Jones left the WKF to start the Universal Karate Systems in 1975 with Ken Knudson. Jimmie Jones was the Illinois represenative to the WKF at the time.
The Fall River martial arts scene was different, their were several full contact schools in the area. Nic Cerios was full contact, Bill Marsharelli full contact, Paul Fortin full contact, And John Almedia Shotokan full contact champion and a full contact fighter. Just to name a few alot of these guy were x-military not x-con's like Chicago martial arts scene at the time.
P.S. A person said to me in Chicago that you have to prove things to Floyd Webb, I laughed and said hes not the authority on this, his whole story is made up by the people who betrayed John Keehan and the fakes and frauds now who have been stealing off of the true lineage for years. HE HAS TO PROVE TO ME THAT HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH AND WERE IS HIS PROOF, Like the JU-TE thing its funny how they left out that Edgells school was really John Keehans school. Thats Edgell never had one in the first place. My evidence is overwhelming.
The only reason that Barron Shepperd has his head, is I knew he was going to Federal Court. I dont want a ring, I want a street fight, I dont want someone to pull me off of one of you. BALLS guys you dont have any.
Mas Oyama ya the greatest martial artist ever was not skinny by no means. I'll take my 290lbs and I would ruin your world.