I am here by giving you the rank of 7th dan by standards of the Japan Karate Federation (JKF). I talk with the Federation and this will help you with building the Japan Shotoshni Kai in Osaka and the U.S.
As I move on I leave you as Chief Instructor over Osaka the U.S. and Africa. This is by way of the International Governing Body of Traditional Karate. Congratulations!
THE INTERNATIONAL GOVERNING BODY OF TRADITIONAL KARATE
JKA Shotokan / Black Ryu
April 10, 1981
Jerry Bell has spent five years training in the instructors program of J.K.A. and has successfully completed his apprenticeship. He is now a licensed instructor of the J.K.A.
I have found him to be a hardworking, serious student who is totally reliable and can be counted on to keep his word.
We at the J.K.A. highly recommend Jerry Bell to you and thank you in advance for sending him here to train with us. He is like you said, a very good person and a great student.
We are looking foreword to your instructors training camp this year.
NO-6-1-Chome Ebiru,Nishi, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo Japan 150
Overseas General Secretary
Instructor, 7th Dan
The Japan Karate Association
My dear friend, it has been a long time we miss you here in Japan. You are family and I speak of you often to Makie sensie, Sonny Chiba and Ashihara about the good old days of dinner together and our sake drinking and eating soba and trying to get you to drink was fun, one day you will give in, and as you know we love your singing at the karaoke.
I still have your songs and my wife and Ruiko enjoys them to.
It is very refreshing when you were here to talk to you outside of Karate and to let you know the things I have been thinking. I know in my passing there will be much fighting over the name of my Karate even with all I have tried to teach about the soul of Kyokushin. I dont think they will ever know truth, they look to money and fame more then truth. This is why when you are here I enjoy so much our talks at the temple.
How time fly's its been 8 years now, it was wonderful hearing your voice on the phone
please let me know when you are coming back, and work on your kata.
I hope to see you soon
March 7, 1986
Mr. Jerry Bell
9899 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, Ca.90210 / U.S.A.
12, Minami - Cho,
Itabashi - Ku,