R. Wayne Brown (Shodan)
Mr. Brown maintains an extensive schedule on commitments in Shufu Yudanshakai. Most notably, he is listed as an assistant instructor, and he is enamored with expertise and legacy at Hui-O Judo. In his instruction, he uses Ki Haku that is spirit, vigor and will power in Judo. As a result, he achieves self-esteem through free-play, Randori.
Moreover, Mr. Brown is accomplished with maintaining and developing his skill, knowledge and ability. Frequently, he attends tournaments, and participates in Shufu Board Meetings. Further, he practices at DC Judo, Sensei Terence McPartland, because he has an affinity to out-reach beyond the college campus. Equally important, he is a local referee.
Mr. Brown brings not only his background and training in an Olympic Sport but his skill, knowledge and ability cultivated over four decades.
- Background – From 2013 to present, he was promoted from brown belt, Ikkyu, to black belt, Shodan, through Hui-O Judo, Beltsville, MD, under Senseis Kevin Tamai and Mark Smith.
- In the third decade, 1997, he had outplacement from American Arbitration Association, New York, New York to Johns Hopkins University (MS 2005), Baltimore, Maryland where he had been referred to the Baltimore Judo Club. At that time, he studied under Sensei John Anderson (deceased), who served in the United States Navy and who wore a red and white sash, Rokudan. This was impressive because the red and white sash exceeded black belt rank. After a short time, he had been allowed to recommence randori toward elevated self-esteem. From second degree brown belt, Nikkyu, to first degree brown belt, Ikkyu, he continued to play at Baltimore Judo Club under Sensei Christina Salmon whom he received instructional sport judo, publications, authenticity and katas, for example, Ju No Kata, Nage No Kata and Katame No Kata for promotion at Shufu Yudanshakai.
- In the second decade, 1983, prior to New York he had taken a grand vacation to Geneva, Switzerland. On arrival from Geneva to New York, he endeavored to train for the Olympic Games. As soon as he settled into an apartment in Brooklyn Heights, NY, he obtained employment at the American Arbitration Association. This allowed enrollment at Kokushi Budo Institute at the American Buddhist Center, Manhattan, New York. Gradually, he abandoned to learn by question and answer, and surrendered to learn by rote with Sensei S.N. Higashi, PhD, whom he queried initial exposure to red and white sash. Nevertheless, a busy schedule interrupted Olympic ambitions. As a result, he became a modest dojo player. Then, he noticed heighten self-esteem as he developed favorite techniques, namely, Seoi Nage, Ouch-gari, Deashi Harai, Sumi-gaeshi, Hadaka jime, Sode guruma jime and Ude hishigi sankaku gatame. Further, he achieved a Shiai Record that resulted in a win-loss-tie. Meanwhile, he was promoted from Yonkyu to Nikyu. Early in the second decade, as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (BA 1974), he had participated peacefully through non-violent demonstrations, and had studied two semesters on self-defense judo, mostly Kodakan Goshin Jutsu, under Sensei Don Quesada (dec.) who coincidentally had been a Captain in the United States Air Force. At that time, he experienced Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi, as well as he met judoka, Steve Seaquist, who assisted Sensei Quesada on Tao-otoshi.
- Lastly in 1970, at Baltimore City College Senior High School he wrestled on Junior Varsity Team, 115 lbs., and managed the Championship Varsity Team. In fact, he had observed two varsity wrestlers, Robert Savage, 112 lbs (dec.) and Robert Franklin, 145 lbs, whom had been grappling directly with intuition. This influenced his style in randori and shiai. In short, he credited his father, Robert J. Brown (dec.), who served in the Army Air-Force as Military Policeman in World War II. Also, he studied a chapter on judo in the Boy Scouts of America Manual. Similarly in the 1964 Olympic Games, judo had been televised. There had been a confluence in circumstances. In review, he had a bend toward judo.
Mr. Brown is available in Baltimore – Washington and New York Metropolitan areas. Based on an understanding of athletics and academics, a familiarity with sport judo, and proven commitment to service, he has been beneficial to many dojos. It looks like a plan and he is sure he could help make it even better.