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.