Where are they now

Discussion in 'Kenpo / Kempo - General' started by Straight Blast, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Does anyone know whatever happened to Joe Dimmick, Ed Booze, Wayne Collier, Fred Brewster or Sandy Sandovol. It's like they all just dropped off the planet.
     
  2. Amazing; 92 views and no one knows what happened to these guys, they must have disappeared. I've found a few of them in family trees, but only thier names and rank. Maybe they all have left us for that dojo in the sky.
     
  3. jfarnsworth

    jfarnsworth Grandmaster

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    Sorry but I've only heard of one of those people.
     
  4. Thanks for the reply jfarnsworth Joe Dimmick was one of the originals, was lucky enough to train at his studio in Downey CA. before he broke away, lost track after that, an awsome instructor who train people who could really get in on. Ed Booze was a good friiend of mine back when we were lower belts upto brown, a very dedicated martial artist, I worked for Wayne Collier in La marada CA. as an assistant instuctor, He was a Bob White blackbelt I believe. A very good tournament competitor, I lost track of Ed and Wayne when I moved out of state, the other two gentlemen are blackbelts I had met, don't ever hear anything about them anymore. Just goes to show you that you need to keep in touch
     
  5. Touch Of Death

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    The last that I have heard of Sandy Sandovol was in 1999 when he was released from prison here in Spokane. They warned every one that he was a dangerous martial artist on the news and that no one should approach him if at all possible. I'm not aware of his alleged crimes though.
     
  6. Well I guess I won't continue to search for him!
     
  7. RCastillo

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    I read about him in Master Tracy's catalogue long ago. Do you, or can you tell us why he was in prison? Nosey people like me wanna know.

    Thanks:asian:
     
  8. RCastillo

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    To find out about:

    Monster Man Eddy, who was a terror in the tourney curcuit back in the 70's. He came out in Black Belt frequently,(TKDoist) and was out of Detroit. He was a bad dude till he got knocked out twice in PKA action on the tube.
    I got to see one of them, it wasn't pretty.

    The other is Bob Baker, who came out with Bruce Lee in the "Chinese Conncetion." I heard tell he supplied Bruce with steroids, and author/Kenposit Tom Bleecker also attested to his use of drugs in his recent book.
    :asian:
     
  9. Touch Of Death

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    They did call him a level III sex offender; however, I don't know what that entails. I hope that it is only, say, statutory rape but for all I know it could be anything. I'm not saying statutory rape is OK but its about the least form of sexual assault I can think of.
     
  10. Michael Billings

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    is a serious felony. Indecency with a Child by say Exposure, as vs Contact is bad enough, but Statutory Rape can be anything from an 18 year old boy "dating" a 15 year old girl, to a 40 year old perpetrator who had an Aggravated Rape that was pled down to Statutory Rape.

    Just an FYI - generally speaking, most offenses have been "pled" down from a more serious offense ... at least if the attorney is worth his salt at all. I am not saying it is right, but that is how it is. I assume a Statutory Rape was probably a more serious offense, not lessor ... generally speaking, and anyone convicted of it, with a public warning, is a very serious offender.

    Be Careful, Be Warned.

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  11. Touch Of Death

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    Ok but try this on for size. He could have been imprisoned for any number of crimes but could be listed as a sex offender for somthing that happened when the guy was eighteen for all I know. The news people didn't go into detail on the whole affair. My instructor has always spoken very highly of Mr. Sandovol; so, I feel uncomfortable speculating on what possible crimes ended him up in prison and the subsequent public warning of his release.
    I will admit it doesn't sound good. I understand that he is a phenominal martial artist.
     
  12. warriorsage

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    I don't know him, but I know he's a high-ranking blackbelt in the IKCA under Chuck Sullivan and Vic LeRoux. Go to: www.karateconnection.com and use their contact info to try and locate him.

    Good luck.
     
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    Well, unfortunately it was a serious crime... My Teacher worked the Jail at the time in King County (Seattle) and had to help with the handling of Mr. Sandovol. It's funny though, because He had just been to the school a few months before that and challenged My Teacher To no avail. point being, rest assured it was very serious and the warnings, well, listen to them.
    Have a Nice Day. :asian: :asian:
     
  14. Touch Of Death

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    hey,
    nuff said. I suppose as long as he is over there in King county every thing will be all right... for us. I never have met the guy but I've heard some stories about how he would carry a razor blade in class and would cut students who messed up the technque. He was never slouch in the martial arts world so I guess he would be no slouch in the criminal world. I wouldn't kow him if he walked right up to me to sell Amway so I guess I will try to avoid him.
    Thank you
     
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    email KenpoJoe. I am sure he has the scoop on all those guys.

    KenpoJoe :asian:
     
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    did u put there name in yahoo and see what came up?
     
  17. the search ended, but the thread goes on!!!!!

    i never heard of any of them either.

    Sorry.

    Try "classmates.com"
    ok..just kidding/
     
  18. Goldendragon7

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    Joe Dmmick own "Demicks Doubles" a talent agency for celebrity look alikes.

    Ed Booze had a studio in Long Beach for years and is probably still in the area.

    Fred Brewster was recently at Frank Trejos tournament in Long Beach in February.

    Wayne Collier was a 1st Brown Belt under Bob White then got hired by Mr. Parker and promoted to Black. (Mr. White just told me.)

    Sandy........... well Sandy is Sandy I hope he is ok.

    :asian:
     
  19. Thanks for all the replys. I've searched the net and found some info on a few of these men. Ed Booze seems to be the most evasive, must like to keep his privacy, Thanks again
     
  20. shesulsa

    shesulsa Columbia Martial Arts Academy

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    Mr. Joe Dimmick lived in Joshua Tree for a long time and taught Steven Freers, Michael Persons, and at least a dozen others his version of Kenpo. I was a student of his style for a while, taught to me by Mike Richardson.

    I met with Mr. Dimmick and talked with his black belts and their black belts (one of whom is my ex-hubby). He tried to bring softness into Kenpo and modified some techniques to go with the flow of the attacker, capitalizing on the economy of motion when Mr. Parker told him to choose - EPs way or the highway, so he picked the highway and taught as a 10th degree many folks in Southern California.

    I believe he recently sold his look-alike business (still occasionally does stand-in work and double work for Clint Eastwood - see Robin Hood Men in Tights for a cheap thrill) and tried to move the Oregon coast...hated it, and returned to Joshua Tree. Getting on in years now and is having some health issues. He slowed his teaching way down after his wife and in-laws saw what he could do with chi flow and said they thought it was the devil's work and wanted him to stop. He caved.

    I also was close friends for a while with his babysitter, L.C. She got to brown and then went on with her life.

    I would like to attend one seminar by that man before he passes on. If you're out there and reading this, Mr. Dimmick, Mike Richardson's 4th wife would like to invite you to Southwest Washington for a visit.

    Humbly, G.K.
     

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