On February 9, 2013, our dojo was reduced by one student, namely, Kevin Sparkman Sensei. Sparkman Sensei taught his last class at the dojo before an audience of his students and supporting friends. The class was enjoyed by everyone. Afterwards a plaque was presented thanking Sensei for his dedication to the art and to this school. He had been a part of this dojo since 1989. Sparkman Sensei decided to retire from teaching at the dojo for personal reasons. Though he no longer teaches, his presence will always be felt.