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Photo of the Week: Sam Taylor's Aloha Rainbow

Sam Taylor's Aloha Rainbow

It’s absolutely wonderful when students from the early days of the Karate Institute of America continue to reconnect with us. Such is the wonder of the web.

With arms up-stretched under a beautiful Hawaiian rainbow is 6’ 7” Sam Taylor who studied with his brother at the KIA beginning in 1980. Sam was a great surfer, so it’s no wonder he migrated to Hawaii. By the way, Sam had a scary range with his kicks. Tall, lithe, and long—a formidable opponent in the ring!

Thanks for hooking up, Sam. Great to hear from you! Surf’s up!