I'm trying to research my father's Shorin-Ryu lineage, and hoping someone here will be able to help point me in the right direction.
Unfortunately, my father passed away in 1999, so I can't ask him, and only have a few details of his training, but they do kinda stand out, so I'm hoping this will jog some memories.
My father was a member of the US Army, and stationed on an Air Force base somewhere in Germany. He started training in a raquet ball court with appx. 100 - 150 students, and the instructors whittled that number down to 10 - 15. Shortly after this, they went to Juergen Seydel's dojo (He was advertising about teaching Elvis Presley) with the intent to close his school (through "tournament") . Seydel refused the tournament, and they rescheduled to a friendly contest after that.
The time frame would have been sometime shortly after 1958 (after Elvis left Germany), and would probably (I'm guessing) been somewhere near Nauheim.
Sorry, these are the only facts I have, and hesitate to mention Juergen Seydel's name, but that is probably the best fact I have in regards to tracking this information down.