I was a student of Jim Harrison in 1970-1974 in Mission Kansas.
This article tells some of Jim's story but it dose not tell how good of a teacher he is. Jim spends time with those who work hard and listen to him and if you don't well to bad.
I once road with Jim and Janet to St. Louis to a tournament Fred Wren was holding, in the car I showed Jim a card I had from a organization for Karate which I thought at the time was sound Jim said it was a paper tiger club and through it out the window, at the tournament his students from white belt up were no paper tigers. Shawn, Jim’s son was giving me private lessons because of my work hours. At the time I was studying Judo. In all the time I studied I receive an Orange Belt. In those days the belts were White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple, Brown and Black. And all the belts had three levels one tip color second tip color and then stripe and each level required a test to prove you deserved it and earned it. In those days I was in with the television station and one of my friends had a talk show. I was able to get Jim an interview with the show and after Jim showed a few things to the producer he became a regular on the show, the audience loved him. I could go on about Jim but I will finish by saying talk is cheap. Jim is the real deal
I have not seen Jim in thirty years. Jim is a great for Karate and a friend.
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