Bill Cayford joined the U.S.
Air Force in August of 1970. He was stationed at Ubon, Thailand from
September 1972 through November 1973. He extended his tour of duty by
three months to be sure of achieving his Black Belt in Lotus before
returning to the United States.
He is an avid skydiver and
is currently living in Columbia Falls, Montana. He operates his own
small business. He also flies the back country rafters and hunters for Red
Eagle Aviation during the summer and fall months.
Side Note from Bill:
"I had a black notebook (with a Lotus patch on the cover) that I used to
personally handwrite the description of the 100 self-defense techniques of
Lotus in. I don't remember the name of the Lotus student who borrowed
it from me, but I think he was a purple or brown belt at the time and he
found me while I was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Base in Tucson, Arizona
after I returned to the States. He promised to copy it and get it back
to me, but for whatever reason, I never got it back. I have asked for
this side note to be placed here just in case he ever visits the site and
comes across this. It would be great history and I would really like
to have it back. Thank you."