On September 24th Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. went to Boston,
Jackie Pence hosted a Seminar on the 24th of September with Soke Michael
Photos of the event are in our GALLERY
the 25th of September Soke Michael DePasquale Jr. did a seminar at Jim Alty
New Horizon Karate. Where not only was the Seminar well received, but seven
people were tested for Shodan in the combat Yoshitsune system. Photos of the event & test are in our GALLERY
The year started out with Alan Goldberg's Action Martial Art Magazine Extravaganza at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. Soke Michael DePasquale Jr was there to not only MC the event and do his ongoing Seminar Series, but he was also involved in the IBRF Save a Soldier Project, which was a major sponsor of the event this year.
The staff of the IBRF was down there working on getting schools to do fundraising for the fantastic work they are doing getting our soldiers out of comas who are coming back from war with severe disorder of consciousness.
Soke Michael DePasquale Jr returned to judging this last year at the Cage Fury Event at the Resorts Hotel in Atlantic City. Nick Limbo from the Athletic Commission was happy to see Michael's return to judging. Here is a quote from an online magazine covering the event, "It was another solid night of action with some closely contested fights. There was even a bit of judging history last night as legendary MMA judge and martial artist, Michael DePasquale was on hand to score the fights. DePasquale has judged MMA contests from way back in the early days of the UFC. It was certainly good to have a legend on hand last night." Michael was truly flattered by the comment.