I started my Martial Arts career in the fall of 1977, when Sensei Dayton Guinee opened his first Dojo on Library Lane in the Town of Mamaroneck. Previously I had briefly (three months) trained with Kyokushushinkai karate style in North White Plains. My original interest in the Martial Arts was for its health and self-defense benefits. Through time I gained much more than I anticipated.

It is a way of life that has taught me patience, respect, confidence and discipline. It has enriched my personal and professional life by providing an action plan with focus and direction. American Heritage Goju Karate has given me a positive attitude that is reflected in everything I do each day. It allows me to unwrap each day as a precious gift that I can share with my family and friends.

In the fall of 1982 I reached my first goal as a Martial Atrist, the honor of First Dan. I continued to train each day as the first day when I entered the dojo as a white belt. I will always be a student of the Martial Arts and will teach those willing to learn a way that will enrich their life. It is an honor to be a student of Sensei Dayton Guinee and an instructor in the American Heritage Goju Dojo. OSS!


Richard Lyman





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