"My name is Walt Bushey and I am the President of KIAI ( http://kiai.dzaba.com/
<http://kiai.dzaba.com/> ), an organization seemingly verifying the background details of a person in an article in your paper. I hold the rank of Okuden Menkyo in Bujutsu (traditional samurai weapons and combative skills) under Kuniaki Senyo sensei ( http://katsujin.org/KGBR.htm
<http://katsujin.org/KGBR.htm> ) and I represent Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu and the Komei Jyuku of Sekiguchi Komei sensei (21st inheritor of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu ) here in Texas ( www.katsujin.org
<http://www.katsujin.org> - bukijutsu page) .
I read an article in your paper about a young boy from your town entitled, ?Garnett youth tops in nation in the world of martial arts? dated Wed. July 30, 2003. This article claims that a martial art federation called KIAI is responsible for registering this young boy and his father, one Brock Moody, as a ?sensei? of martial arts. While I applaud the efforts of one so young and in no way wish to diminish his accomplishments, in this article, Mr. Moody made many fanciful claims in regards to this organization called KIAI and in regards to himself in relation to KIAI. I have been the president of KIAI (Kenjutsu International Association of Instructors) for several years now and was appointed to the position of President by the founder of KIAI, Dr. Ivica Zdravkovic of Pozarevac, Serbia ( [email protected]
> ). We do keep records of traditional nihon (japanese) budo sensei all over the world. ( Our KIAI web site can confirm this.) This man (and thusly his son) have never been registed by our KIAI or any known or registerd organization using that acronym. The ‘Advocate? article claims that, Brock Moody, has been listed as the youngest sensei in America for more than twenty years by the ?KIAI martial arts federation?. I have checked with every contactable budo organization still in existence from the year 1946 (the year the first budo organization in the U.S., the? USKA ? was founded by Robert Trias) to now that has ever used the word or acronym KIAI in it’s title with a listing online and those organizations not online with a contact telephone no. or recorded mention in the ? Complete Martial Arts Catalogue of Records, Titles and Organizations ? ( authored by John Corcoran and Emil Farkas ISBN 0-671-22668-1) . None of the organizations I have contacted have ever heard of Brock Moody or anything called the ?yen academy?. (Yen is the japanese word for money). There is no evidence of the legitmate existence of ? 20 year old record books? or ?Yen academy sensei exams? liscensed by KIAI or any recorded organization using the acronym ?KIAI? or word ?KIAI? in it’s title anywhere in the last 57 years. If Mr. Moody has any legitimate records backing his statements or verification by legitimate organizations of any of his claims, I invite him to make this verifiable information public to clear this up and prove his statements, or to stop using the legitimate name of KIAI for his unverfiable claims. Walt Bushey President KIAI-President KGBR-Texas Komei Jyuku"