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Jun 22, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Before Cell Phones & Computers

Before Cell Phones & Computers

It may seem inconceivable but there was a time before cell phones and computers, a time when people were engaged in actively pursuing meaningful goals and achievements.

This dual photo (courtesy of and copyright by Genny “Cougar” Edge) was such a time. The year was 1986. The event - a group testing at the Karate Institute of America. It seems like yesterday, but at the time of this publication that was a mere 29 years ago!

In this tandem snapshot of that event, there are 15 individuals who were either Black Belts or who would become Black Belts. For those of you who remember, can you find these people . . .

Steven Ho, Gerry Gentry, Dr. Jacobson, Colin Lee, Bob Schreck, Don Quinn, Danny Asay, Rose Hoberg, Genny Edge, Clark Hyman, Jerry Alston, Terry Bass, Bob MacFarlane, Larry Vetter, Mr. King? Enjoy the hunt!