Blessings and Welcome to DocKarate presented by DocMagazine in association with DocRadio. Tonight's Host and Executive Producer Kancho Daniel J. Vena, with his Co-Host Renshi Kyle Forrest present our featured guest Kaicho Daniel J. Vena to the program. Vena Sensei is the inheritor of Ed McGrath's School of Isshinryu Karatedo & Kobudo. E.M.S.O.I. was established on September 19th, 1959 when Sensei Don Nagle gave his blessing to Sensei McGrath to continue teaching Isshinryu to the active duty Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Tonight our Host/Executive Producer and special guest will be interviewed by his co-host Renshi Kyle Forrest of Team KIA, Kyle's Isshinryu Academy, located in Lexington North Carolina. This show is intended to give information about our school/dojo, The Voice of Karate Ed McGrath Sensei, The founding of the IIAOKA by Daniel J. Vena Sensei in honor of McGrath Sensei, Nagle Sensei and our founder Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei. This show is also dedicated to my Grandson Lukas Edward, in years to come he will be able to listen to this show and know his Grandfather. Know what his Grandfather's responsibility is to his Great Grandfather the "Voice of Karate" Ed McGrath Sensei. As the inheritor of Ed McGrath's School of Isshinryu Karatedo & Kobudo / Founder of the IIAOKA & KOBUDO my Grandson Lukas Edward needs to have a direct link to his Great Grandfather, this show will serve as part of that link. Lukas Edward some day when you are old enough, you will be able to listen to this episode of DocKarate and hear for yourself what Grandpa Vena wanted you to know about a martial arts pioneer in the United States, your Great Grandfather Edward Francis McGrath II, USMC-DEC: Inheritor of Don Nagle's AOKA, Founder of American Isshinryu, Father of 4, Grandfather to 13, Great Grandfather to 1, Lukas Edward. (So far) No other great grandchildren at this time. Lukas is the only one.
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