good friend and workout partner is into the business end
of Karate. Ed Labrecque is a Uechi Ryu Karate school owner
in the Uechi Ryu Butokukai.
The Butokukai is an association of independently
owned Uechi Karate schools whose founders are students of
Sensei Buzz Durkin or students of students of Sensei Buzz
in Ed's case.
His and my Sensei is Nancy Gavenda. Sensei
Gavenda is a Rokudan (sixth degree Black Belt) and a student
of Sensei Buzz Durkin, with her own Dojo in Danvers, MA.
Check out her web site, gavendakarate.com.
I was at Ed's Dojo on 2-21-03 and I took
these pictures, and then again on 3-5-03 and took these
pictures. And again on 3-21-03, when me and some of
our friends christened his new dojo with a spirited Uechi
Ryu Karate workout. We took these
If you ever thought about taking Karate
lessons, Ed is fine teacher. And you'd be very satisfied
with his instruction.
Plus, look at that floor. I don't even practice
on a floor like that. If you wish to contact Ed, send me
an email. Or you
can email him.
Oh yeah, Ed's also a master carpenter. Some
of the pics on this page show Ed building out his dojo.