The Year Was 1992…

Aikido Center of Jacksonville, circa 1996
The year was 1992, The Cure cracked the top forty with “Friday I’m in Love” and Curtis Rosiek, a student of Tom “Doc” Walker Sensei, opened a satellite dojo in Jacksonville while completing work on the Acosta Bridge.
All we know of Curtis are the recollections of our earliest students, and a pair of orange mats, beaten nearly to oblivion, with his name marked clearly underneath.
The picture above, taken circa 1996, shows Dee in an (almost) brand new uniform.
If you’re interested in our history, visit this page to learn a bit more.