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    Dear everyone,

    How are you doing? Hope all is ok with you.

    I wanted to ask to you if someone of us has recollections about Sensei William Bill Paul from San Francisco. He was in the US judo team in the 60s.

    Take very good care.

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    I recognize the name because my Wing Chun Sifu, Kevin Shea, had talked about him, apparently they were very close friends. Kevin described Bill as an extremely skilled judoka. Unfortunately Kevin passed away a few years ago, so I cannot get any more information from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flying crane View Post
    I recognize the name because my Wing Chun Sifu, Kevin Shea, had talked about him, apparently they were very close friends. Kevin described Bill as an extremely skilled judoka. Unfortunately Kevin passed away a few years ago, so I cannot get any more information from him.
    Bill Paul was one of my Judo instructors as the San Francisco Judo Institute from 1958 -60 along with Mits Kimura and a brown belt named Bob. Bill Paul was approximately 20 or 21. Randori or “instruction” with him was violent to the extent as being cartoonish. It was reminiscent of the cartoons of Sylvester the cat and the Bulldog where the bulldog slams the cat back and forth by the tail back and forth over and over. I was only 10. As soon as we engaged I was given a high throw, and as soon as I got up I was thrown again and again until time to change partners. In hind-site it was all about him and not about teaching. It was brutal. One of Jimmy Woo’s sons was also a Judoka who later trained with Bill Paul and he agreed that training with Bill Paul was brutal. Paul as early as when I knew him had an interest in other martial arts. On one occasion in the changing room he talked about watching a Karate demonstration (around 1959) he spoke critically and demonstrated the sloppiness of the demo by throwing a step in punch with the hikite hand dangled at the side instead of being retracted. He threw the punch at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MChong View Post
    Bill Paul was one of my Judo instructors as the San Francisco Judo Institute from 1958 -60 along with Mits Kimura and a brown belt named Bob. Bill Paul was approximately 20 or 21. Randori or “instruction” with him was violent to the extent as being cartoonish. It was reminiscent of the cartoons of Sylvester the cat and the Bulldog where the bulldog slams the cat back and forth by the tail back and forth over and over. I was only 10. As soon as we engaged I was given a high throw, and as soon as I got up I was thrown again and again until time to change partners. In hind-site it was all about him and not about teaching. It was brutal. One of Jimmy Woo’s sons was also a Judoka who later trained with Bill Paul and he agreed that training with Bill Paul was brutal. Paul as early as when I knew him had an interest in other martial arts. On one occasion in the changing room he talked about watching a Karate demonstration (around 1959) he spoke critically and demonstrated the sloppiness of the demo by throwing a step in punch with the hikite hand dangled at the side instead of being retracted. He threw the punch at me.
    Did you know Kevin Shea?
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