Just a small portion of his life
I met you many years ago when I opened my 1st Dojo at Butch's Fitness World off Tremont Ave in the Bronx. You were approx 55 years old and decided to start training with me. Although it wasn't that easy for you to join. You would watch classes for almost a month until you decided to join. I honestly didn't think you would stick it out, but you proved my immaturity and lack of life experience. I learned your never too old to achieve your dreams. You once wrote a beautiful heart felt letter to my instructor complimenting my method of teaching and inspiring. You were the 1st to ever achieve a Black belt under me. It took you over 5 years but nobody practiced as much or was as persistent as you. You became my friend as well as my mentor. You always had an opinion whether I agreed or not you told me how you felt. When I closed my school to Persue my life's ambitions as a Dad and husband you totally understood. You continued training and achieved ranking I could've never imagined. You became a Master in ISSHINRYU Karate and I'm forever thankful you became part of my life.
Joseph Posimato you'll always be in my heart and a lifelong story I'll tell until my last breath. I know if there's a dojo in the sky you'll be there. Osss
Posted by Dan DeNapoli
Thursday February 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm