Rev. William Harris Foster
The following information was taken from an email conversation with Phillip W. Koeppel (Rev. Foster's Sensei) to me on 1/21/2000:
William Harris Foster was my FIRST student in my Peoria dojo in 1960.
I was 21 years old and Bill was 48.
> What do you know about the Rev. Foster?
When I first met W.H. Foster he was a Minister in Peoria. He was a former
U.S. Marine, Missionary in Asia, and big game hunter. One of the most
interesting people I have every met in my life. We became lifelong friends
from when I met him in 1960 until he died around 1993.
> what ever happened to him after he left the Kenosha, WI area?
He never left Kenosha , he retired, married me in 1991, and died in Kenosha in 93.
> Did the Rev. Foster get his knowledge of the Shorei style from you?
> Or was it from another sensei that he might have studied under?
> Was he a student of yours for very long?
1960 thru 67.