“I was around during the years Masztalerz Sensei was in San Diego. I was training in Northern California with Shibata Sensei, but we all visited each other’s dojos regularly and met at camps and seminars. We each had our own relationship with Chiba Sensei, and while mine was quite different, yet everything Masztalerz Sensei has written rings true. Reading his perspective has awakened my memories and reminded me of how I was formed by those times and how much I owe to Chiba Sensei and the world he created.”