Greetings all, I am very pleased and humbly grateful for all of your responses.
I didn't know that Prof. Powell did security for the N.O.I. or in South America. I do remember meeting him at a YMCA in West Philadelphia back in the 80's when I was taking Shotokan Karate.
He was friends with one of the instructors there who also had a black belt under him.
He was very nice, humble, & imformative but you could also sense his noblity & notice his command for respect.....not like a thug or anything it was just in his walk, his presense...know what I mean?
There are more videos of them on YOUTUBE if any one needs to see more.http://youtube.com/watch?v=LbcRm377aeQ
I like Akido & would like to train in it one day, I've been in HKD on/off since 98' & have slowed down a lot in the last two years due to two major injuries,(i.e. broken toe from kicking,
level 3 groin injury from grappling)
I've recently started training in Muay Thai over at Dan Inosanto's JKD Academey a couple of days a week.
I truly believe that in about two years when I'm about 42 I'll be heading towards Akido and that'll be my swan song.