In 1994, Mr. John Venson joined the PKC as Director of the Tri-State area, which would later become known as PKC Region #1. Mr. Venson has worked diligently in South Chicago, Northern Illinois, and Southern Wisconsin and Michigan. His efforts are apparent in the champions and accolades listed in this book. He has managed to bring a safe and orderly environment to competitors who were otherwise faced with uncontrolled techniques, aggression and chaos when competing in this area of the country.
It has been a pleasure for residents as well as traveling competitors to attend a PKC Region #1 tournament. We are proud to have Mr. Venson and his entire region as part of the PKC National Program.
Mr. Venson is a PKC Life Member and inaugural PKC Elite Society member.