* We are sad to announce that our precious Florence Oglesby passed on in transition from this life. She will always be remembered for her warmth and enthusiasm which contributed greatly to our unity as a family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
I have trained in Karate and Jujitsu systems off and on for over 10 years, and I have achieved ranks in both disciplines. My training and development in the arts have been greatly enhanced at the Garage Academy (Takeo Ryu Self-Defense Academy) under the leadership of Shihan Ken Keith, instructors and senior students.
The Takeo-Ryu Self Defense family is committed to giving back to our communities. I have participated in training sessions designed to train and extend training of law enforcement personnel and provide vital awareness and self defense training to people in all areas of life such as students/teachers, working class individuals, retired individuals, work at home parents, physically challenged individuals and senior citizens who are constantly threatened by harmful activities that rob citizens of safety and peace.
Martial arts training and development has been my vehicle to channel energy, increase strength and stamina and to balance and enhance self-esteem and mental power.
My goal is to continue training under Shihan Ken Keith to persevere and reach new heights in the arts.
Florence Oglesby, Business Manager
OUR BELOVED FLORENCE SPOKE ONCE ABOUT THE ISSUE OF DYING. SHE SAID, AND I QUOTE, "DEATH HAS NOTHING TERRIBLE WHICH LIFE HAS NOT MADE SO. A FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS THE BEST PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT." END OF QUOTE.
SOME PEOPLE ARE SO AFRAID OF DYING THAT THEY NEVER BEGIN TO LIVE. FLORENCE LIVED - AND SHE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
MASTER KEN KEITH AND MEMBERS OF HER TAKEO-RYU FAMILY.
SAYONARA, "KARATE FLO."