Master Mel Lagasca
Master Mel at one of our 1990’s black belt tests in Anaheim Hills CA. Warming up with some coffee!
Master Mel with a spray paint can to sign his name… a very funny joke!
Master Mel on the far left with other masters and my Ninjutsu teacher Master Ed Martin (RIP).
Mel Sensei holding the ladder with me as one of the my twins signs her name to the black belt wall.
Master Mel on the far right in a 1990’s black belt test.
Master Mel upper right with Cal Feemster (RIP) in a 1982 martial arts demo in Livermore California.
Master Mel with us in our 1990’s black belt test and this is where my Twins Megan and Paige earned their black belt.
Master Mel with us in our 1990’s black belt test
Master Mel in the background in our 1982 Livermore martial arts demonstration. Look at the reach of Cal Sensei’s legs!
Master Mel Lagasca was the second person in the art to get his black belt. He is a super quality artist and person! He has supported Anjing Banfa as it has grown, by coming down from time to time and visiting the testing black belts plus colored belts. He has continues to share his knowledge and his wisdom with us. The guys/gals of Anjing Banfa look up to him and really enjoy his company. He brings a great sense of humor to our art too. Showing up once for a test with a rotating red beacon hat on to spar! That was at Master Robin Myers black belt test which as memory serves me we had at David Hirmoto’s house??? I think. In short, Master Mel brings tons to the mat and influences all the practitioners.