Sensei Robert Mender is proud that his Okinawan karate class is an environment of reflection, cardio exercise, stressful release steeped in the Okinawan classic karate style.

He prefers this over, as he said, those  “testosterone-ball-busting-kick-each-other’s-asses- dojo!”

Sensei Robert has two dojo’s one in Commerce Township at Lifetime Fitness, and the other in Birmingham.

It’s here that I met Ron Orr, a 69-year old Korean war veteran.  Ron has been practicing karate for a number of years, now.

We enjoyed filming a segment for our documentary.