Legend of Detroit Karate


Saturday, August 6th, Arise Detroit Neighborhoods honored Grandmaster Hogan as one of the “Legends of Detroit Karate”.  Included as part of the historic evening of memories and reflection was an awards banquet held at Alkebu-Lan Village at 7701 Harper One Block West of Van Dyke in Detroit.  After an hour-long reception, Ray Plowden welcomed the attendees.  An introduction and invocation was given before a delicious dinner.  After dinner, a special presentation was given to Luther Keith, Fighting Blight Honorary Black Belt & Founder/Director of Arise Detroit.  This was followed by recognition of the 2016 “Legends of Detroit Karate”.  Honorees included Grandmaster’s Loren Adams, Willie Adams, Derek Batton, ꝉ Richard Blanks, Marvis Cofield, Danny Dickson, Everett Eddy, ꝉ Delfort Fort, ꝉ Henry Fuentes, and Robb “Dragon” Hogan.  Also included were Master’s Willie Anderson, Derek Batton, Michelle Bradford, ꝉ Myrono Brooks, Curtis Butler, Craig Gilmore and Chiquita Hill.