On this day….(March 7)

On this day, 7 March 1956, the earliest known letter was written from Henri Plee to Vernon Bell. This letter was a response to an earlier letter written by Bell to the Fédération Française de Karaté on 21st February 1956.

It is thought that Bell had inquired about being graded by the Fédération Française de Karaté. In his letter Plee suggests that Bell send a film of him executing all the movements in a teaching plan mentioned in the earlier letter. Plee further states that once Bell has been suitably graded he would be sent some film showing Japanese instructors and also a film of how the Fédération Française de Karaté practiced karate.

Author: Patrick Donkor

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