Some time later, after this experience, I made my first Universal Pattern pendant. It was an experiment, a prototype to see if I could make one and how it might turn out. Well, it came out very nice, so nice that I decided I wanted to give it to someone. After much consideration, it occurred to me to give it to Mr. Tatum. I figured he might enjoy it.... So I put it in a box and asked my teacher for his address, then mailed it off to his school in Pasadena. I wrote him a personal note, telling him that I wanted him to have the piece I had made, and thanked him for the class, and I didn't think too much of it after.
I make every effort now to see Mr. Tatum when I can, when he is in the area, to attend his wonderful seminars, and hopefully chat a little and see how he is doing, where he is traveling to next, and maybe hear a cool kenpo story or two. But most of all I go to do a GREAT class, feel that challenge I love, the challenge the art gives me, and learn something new! If Mr. Tatum is ever in your area, I highly recommend you attend his classes, you will learn something new and come away feeling motivated. I know I did! :) ~Cristina
GM Larry Tatum has a studio in Sierra Madre, CA and travels all over the world teaching seminars. You can find information about him, the LTKKA and his school and seminars at his website, ltatum.com.
47 W. Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024