Tatom & Shaw

Sensei Len Tatom: My first Instructor (Judo & Ju-Jitsu), an ol’ street fighter who took me under his wing and instilled in me, from the beginning, the importance of combining arts & tactics (kicking, throwing, breaking, choking, locking, striking, etc.) He taught that the ultimate objective is “What and How” things work “For Real” on the street! I am eternally grateful for the solid foundation he gave me, as well as the superior direction he pointed me in by encouraging me to seek other ways and choosing the best to make my own.  (Photo circa 1971)