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Here is a
Black Belt Class photo of Sensei James Gillis's Karate Class.
Sensei Gillis has been teaching Karate in Indiana since
the 1950's and was a student and a wonderful friend of
my father and family.
Kancho James Gillis
passed away on August 1, 2006 and world has lost
one of the most
caring individuals I have ever meet. Since my father has
away, Jim has treated me as if I were his son. His kindness,
compassion and most of all his love for Karate will live on thru his
Like many martial artist's his warmth and knowledge
was endless. His entire
life was dedicated to his students and
family. He was a man of tremendous
accomplishments. I will miss