Honoring Shihan Ray Barrera
Out of 99 black belts that have gone through Ray’s school, 50 were in attendance to celebrate Ray’s night and many shared their story about how Ray changed their life and allowed them to become military leaders, architects, police officers, pastors, teachers, principal, doctor, movie director…the list goes on!
The event, organized by Ray’s wife Rexanne, included Japanese drummers, Okinawa dancers, and Native American dancers. The place was filled with energy. (Enjoy the event photos at the bottom of the blog!) Ray said that he was “humbled and emotionally touched” by everyone that was there. He was thrilled to have his Network 21 Diamond friends help with the celebration.
On the wall at Karate One International is the statement, “How can I add value to you?” What an inspirational way to live life and do business!