Buffalo Shotokan Karate Club members both past and present attended a Brick Dedication Ceremony on June 27, 2012 at the Hospice Foundation in honor of our founding teacher, Sensei Bill Ruyechan. Sensei passed away last August, and BSKC members wanted a permanent memorial for him at the Hospice campus in Cheektowaga. A club donation last year provided for a permanent memorial in Sensei Ruyechan's honor. The evening was a bittersweet memory of our beloved teacher; we remembered his passing, his teaching and enjoyed great stories of our experiences with him.

An Interview with Hiroyoshi Okazaki - The Shotokan Way - November 2010

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Sensei Bill Ruyechan and Sensei Takamichi Maeshima
University of Rochester, Goergen Athletic Center - Clinic and Testing - November 13, 2010