We Are Reopening June 1st !   See Our NEW Procedures for Your Protection from Covid-19 Here

Great Instructor and long time friend

by Calvin Gribble
(Detroit Michigan)

My name is Calvin Gribble, 4th Degree Blackbelt in Tang Soo Do from Detroit, Michigan. As a teen, I fought in the Michigan/Ohio area. In the ’70s, at a Cleveland Ohio tournament, I first met another Teen Black Belt, Allen Sarac from a Bob Chaney studio. He was very impressive.

I remember he stacked blocks of ice and shattered them with his hands and then head. Wow, it was very amazing!

For someone so young he was a very complete Martial Artists. He also competed in and excelled in forms, fighting, and weapons. Martial Artist of that era were tough and true to the art. It was a different time then… sometimes no headgear or no gloves, or even no pads at all.

The average Martial Artist trained at least 2 hours per day. That was considered the Bruce Lee era. There was a Martial Arts School on every block and competition was fierce. As a National Competitor, I enjoyed training and competing against Allen Sarac. Now its 2019 and we are still in touch and work out together when we can. He is still a great fighter and an awesome mentor in the Martial Arts business world. I have learned so much and I’m still learning about the Martial Arts business today from Allen Sarac.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Manager's Messages.