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The next generation leads the FSKA.

Nothing ever remains constant.

Everything changes with time.

Today the generation of teachers who came up through the ranks and gained prominence in the 1960's, 70's, and 80's are starting to take a step back. Not only from the forefront of the dojo, but also from the organizations that they developed. Many of these organizations have affiliates across the globe, far exceeding I suspect their Founders original dreams, and aspirations. 

Sometimes, as in the case of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association, the responsibility for the future passes not to a senior student; or to a replacement selected by headquarters, but to a son. Recently Soke Kenneth Funakoshi, at the age of 82, passed the mantle onto the shoulders of his son, Shihan Kyle Funakoshi. Having known Shihan Kyle since 1999 I am confident that the FSKA will continue to expand, and too prosper under his tutelage, and I wish him every success.

Remember: "When leadership changes so do other things, yet similarity remains."