I can say with enthusiam and emphatic emphasis that my knowledge of Andy and his practice of Isshinryu puts him far and away the best person to be awarded the recognition for "Spirit of Isshinyu!"
I can tell you his efforts far exceed any requirements set forth by the IHOF to designate Sloane Sensei as an "Ambassador of Isshinryu" as well as hold the "Spirit of Isshinryu" to its highest state. No one have I come across who can hold up his credentials in this regard.
As to why the IHOF didn't award this honor to him and made mistakes in the web site announcements is not my concern. They have to look within to see if they acted honorably.
Andy Sloane - Okinawa