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E-mail Message from Afghanistan

-----Original Message-----

From: Andrew Ruff []

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 5:25 PM

To: James K. Tanaka


Subject: whats up man


Whats up James, whats going on with u man? Over here is still the same, i have been working in the clinic, and it has been really chill, all we had were a couple rocket attacks. I have found some mats and some guys that wana train but i dont have a place yet so i all I been doing is lifting, i am up to 235 now. All right man, thats all for now, tell the guys I said whatsup. Andrew Ruff.

E-Mail Message en-route to Bahrain

-----Original Message-----

From: David Hattori []

Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 10:05 AM



Subject: Hey


Sorry didn't write sooner. Had to remember to change your email address. Helped Richard in Alabama with his seminar. Could only help for a day, which kind of bummed me out, but had fun and it was worth the trouble. Took about 5.5 hours to drive up from Fort Benning, GA. Surprisingly, didn't feel "too" rusty in JKD. Groin pull not bothering me too much. Too bad I

couldn't make the BJJ part on Sunday. I'm in the middle of flights right now getting ready to head to Bahrain. Anyway, as always, wanted to thank for everything and will make it a point to get back in shape in the Land of HIV and Malaria, and come back strong in Jan. I think that even though, I pushed Hiroshi to go to BJJ and JKD (at first), his real inspiration to get better is training with you. So thank you for straightening him out!!!

Take Care Sifu,