Henry Badgett was part of the first American Lotus class in Thailand.  He was supposed to be the first American to test to black belt, but was unable due to a broken leg.  Ajarn Precha fully aware of his skills and training, awarded him his black belt.

This picture shows Badgett and two other Lotus students together.

In this picture, Badgett is seen attacking Ajarn Precha with a knife.  In the right corner is Robert Price.

Letter of Appreciation for Self-Defense Demonstration.


The Air Force newspaper featured an article on Black Belt Henry Badgett.  Additional newspaper articles of Lotus can be found here.