Kyoshi's Technique of the Week
November 20th, 2000 

Kyoshi has asked me to be the guest Sensei for the 
Technique of the week 11-20-00 


The Yellow Page ad is so important to a Karate School. In my travels 
over the last two weeks, in every town that I stayed in, I checked the 
listing of Karate Schools under Martial Arts.

Master Ueshiro says, a Yellow Page ad is evidence of the fact that 
you are an established Karate School.

One of the Shihan, Sensei Chris Barnes within 5 minutes of my telling him the importance of having an ad in the Yellow Pages, placed a call to the local phone book Yellow Pages, got the information on BOLD TYPE, SQUINT TYPE, BUSINESS CARD SIZE ETC. and then he placed his ad! HE GOT IT!
You will now find the Bushi Dojo listed in the next publication of the LA
Yellow Pages. YES!

Most Yellow Page Books have 50 or more listings of Martial Arts Schools. Key words to use in your Yellow Page ad are:
Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, Ansei Ueshiro, and Okinawa.

When I travel, that's what I look for in the phone book! 

Sensei Judy
Shorin-Ryu Karate USA
under the direction of
Hanshi Ansei Ueshiro 

ROBERT SCAGLIONE, Kyoshi, began his karate training 30 years ago in 1967. This is his 25th anniversary as a Blackbelt under Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro-Hanshi of the Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A. system. Kyoshi Scaglione is the Chief Administrator of the original style in the United States. He has traveled with Hanshi throughout the U.S.A. and as his representative worldwide.  Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1938, Kyoshi served in the U.S. Navy and in 1961 became a NYC Police Officer. He voluntarily worked exclusively in high crime/ high hazard areas during his entire 20 year tenure with the NYPD. He served in many assignments in all five boroughs of New York City including uniformed street cop, undercover officer and as a Detective in the elite Special Investigating Unit featured in the film "The French Connection." He led the NYPD in felony arrests many times and has numerous awards, citations and letters of commendation from Police Department officials, Federal Agencies, District Attorneys, Grand jurors and the civilian community. He retired from police service in 1981 in order to devote himself full time to the art of karate.

Kyoshi began his karate training in the NYPD. He continued his training under Sensei Terry Maccarrone-Shihan of the Hegashi Karate Dojo on Long Island, New York. He was Senior Instructor at the St. James Dojo for five years. Hanshi Ueshiro, wanting a dojo in Manhattan, asked Kyoshi to open a dojo in New York City. He founded the NYC dojo in 1977, which became the headquarters of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA several years later. After ten years, in 1987, Kyoshi relocated to Merritt Island, Florida and founded the Okinawan Karate Dojo leaving his senior student David Baker, San Dan to continue operation of the NYC dojo.

Over 125 students began their training directly under Kyoshi Scaglione and have attained blackbelt level. He continues to work closely with all his blackbelts, including the ten who have opened dojo on the mainland US, Hawaii, and in Israel. Among his students are many professionals, doctors, lawyers, military officers, police officers, business executives, artists, writers, housewives, students and children.

Kyoshi is the co-author with artist Bill Cummins, Ni Dan of "The Shorin-Ryu Karate Question and Answer Book" and has written another entitled "Building Warrior Spirit." His student David Seeger, Yon Dan, an Emmy Award winner, has produced several karate videos with Kyoshi. Kyoshi is the Editor-at-large of this 30th Anniversary journal. He has written and assisted his students in writing newspaper and magazine articles, film scripts on varied subjects, novels, and stage plays. He has appeared on national T.V. and radio, in stage productions, and at Universities and schools giving karate demonstrations and lectures on self-defense and assault prevention.  Kyoshi's four sons, Sal, Robert Jr., Dion, and Shane are all Ni Dan blackbelts.