Category Archive: Memorial Site

Jun 19 2014

RIP – Jack Summers

SUMMERS, John V. Jack Of Quincy, formerly of Canton, died June 18, 2014. Jack was a member of the Greatest Generation, and served in the Marines during WWII. He was wounded in Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart. His family was the focal point of his life and he certainly enjoyed the time they …

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May 27 2014

Sensei Harry Brawley passes. . .

Good friend and early Uechi-ryu pioneer, Harry Brawley loses his life to cancer. Although Harry was one of the Mattson Academy’s first instructor and dojo owner, he will probably be best known for his famous post workout gourmet breakfasts and weekend parties where everyone would congregate in Harry’s kitchen and where he would act as …

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Sep 19 2013

Hiroshi Inada Passes. . .

I just received this email from Al Bennett: I heard that Sensei Hiroshi Inada had passed. I am truly sorry to hear that. I am going to Okinawa in 6 weeks and was planning to see if I could visit him. Sincerely, Al.

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May 25 2013

Bret Earle Passes. . .

Bret Howard Earle, 1970 –2013, Shodan Uechi Ryu karate   It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce the untimely passing of Bret Earle. He and his brother Ted Earle, (currently Yondan) were two of the earliest students at the San Jose dojo. Bret and Ted Earle, and my son Mike Allen …

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Mar 04 2013

Uechi warrior Richard Perkins passes. . .

FAYETTEVILLE – Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Richard Allen Perkins, 83, of 1520 Palmer Drive, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Autumn Care of Raeford. Mr. Perkins was one of the original Special Forces Decaders. He was a Vietnam veteran and he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived …

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Feb 27 2013

Paul Haydu: Uechi-ryu Warrior Passes!

I am truly very sorry to report the passing of our very good friend and Uechi-ryu brother, Kyoshi Paul Haydu. Paul suffered from an incurable form of cancer for many years, but he never allowed his illness to limit his activities or curtail his enjoyment of life, whether it be vacationing with his family, taking …

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Jan 03 2013

William Joseph “Hanshi” DOMETRICH Sr. (1935 – 2012)

DOMETRICH William “Hanshi” Joseph Dometrich, Sr. Age 77. Resident of Union, KY formerly of Covington, KY. Passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Born March 15, 1935 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to William Herman and Clara Mae Berger Dometrich. Survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara Ellen …

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Nov 29 2012

Shinyu Gushi Passing

The Uechi-ryu world mourns the loss of  a great martial artist and teacher Shinyu Gus

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Aug 21 2012

Joe Lewis: R.I.P.

  Joe passed away this morning (8/31/2012) at 10:45AM.  NEWS RELEASE For immediate release   World Karate and Kickboxing Champion Joe Lewis is continuing his valiant 13 month battle with brain cancer. Medical tests given to Mr. Lewis this past Thursday and Friday have shown signs of his condition spreading to his left shoulder and …

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May 15 2012

William Bannon Passes

Thanks to Joe Guidry for submitting this article: The picture shows Bill being tested by Scott Higi in Sanchin at the Brandon Recreation Center in Brandon, Florida. Bill Bannon was a 3rd degree in Uechi Ryu and a 1st degree in kobudo under Master Shinju Gushi. He trained with me since the late 80′s in Brandon and Center Hill, Florida. In 2006, Bill …

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