Another Close Call with Death
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: 01-16-2007 08:42 AM
Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
General Another Close Call with Death
07-09-2007 04:48 PM
Remembering about Junichi also reminds me of the day I was in the car with Hiroshi Kato Sensei. He was giving a month long seminar at my dojo. His month long seminars were the most intense for me.
We'd drink until 2 or 3 am and wake up at 6 am for training. I'm sure we all stank like alcohol everyday.
Well, on the way to the dojo, I was driving and Kato Sensei was in the passenger seat. We were at a red light.
He looked over and pointed. I didn't know what he was pointing at, but I did notice that the light had turned green, and it was green (you'll understand this one if you read the previous blog.)
I was the first car in line, and decided to look over to try and figure out what Kato Sensei was pointing at.
Can you believe, that that momemnt of hesitation, to try and see what he was pointing out saved our lives. A car ran the red light going about 50 MPH. I couldn't believe it.
Kato Sensei then explained that he was looking at the pedistrian crossing signal and just making a comment.
He never noticed the car that ran the red light. I tried to explain to him what had just happened.
Erik Sasha Calderon
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