This is a special edition of over 50 pages, celebrating the 50th anniversary in the martial arts of Grand master and World Martial Arts Hall of Fame member Newton James. This Magazine features a timeline of his history in the martial arts, and articles from several of his high ranking students and friends. As a student of Soke James in my article I share the powerful impact Soke has had in the evolution of Shu Ha Ri Do. The life of Soke James can truly be compared to a massive Oak Tree that has dropped thousands of acorns, which have also become oak trees in different stages of development.
This edition also highlights that Soke James has joined forces with Dr. Rupert and Dr. Nelson of “The Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention And Prevention Task Force (JDCIPTF”) Magazine publishing is a new endeavor for me. I am not sure what the magazine will become as it evolves and I refine the process. However, it is an honor for me to honor Soke James with this magazine!