Category Archive: Memorial Site

Apr 26 2011

Sensei Joseph Frisella passes!!

Senior Uechi-ryu Black Belt teacher dies! Joseph Frisella passed Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the age of 71. He began his study of Uechi-Ryu in 1970 with Charlie Earl at the Providence dojo. Joe worked out faithfully with Joe for 37 years. In 2007 Joe ran the dojo in Wakefield, RI and continued working out …

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Jan 22 2011

God just inherited a party

My Dearest Vicki, I remember Summer Camp nights where I would be exhausted. You on the other hand… The Energizer Bunny went out with friends to the famous Bourne “biker bar.” It was your time to be all you with friends who would protect you and look out after you, but let you shine like …

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Jan 20 2011

A True Warrior Has Passed

I am announcing to the world that a true warrior has passed. Herman Yee passed away around 9am Wednesday, January 12, 2011. These last few years of battling his illnesses have finally overcome him. The warrior that he is, Herman fought to the very end. Strangely enough, Herman’s fight was not for himself but for …

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Jan 07 2011

Tribute to my cousin

TRIBUTE TO MY COUSIN MANNY NEVES By: Manny Neves, 8th Dan, Kyoshi, Uechi-ryu Karate-Do My cousin, Manny Neves, of Pawtucket Rhode Island died on November 22, 2010. He was a boxer, kickboxer, Muay Thai practitioner and Karate expert (8th Degree Black Belt). He was a mixed martial artist. He was the first to bring MMA …

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Oct 31 2010

Master Ruan Dong RIP

I’m sorry to report that one of the original 1984 delegation from China that attended my Summer Camp on Thompson Island, passed away. A friend sent me an e-mail saying that he died last month (I’m assuming September) after a lengthy battle with stomach cancer. I clearly remember the many hours spent with him and …

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Dec 28 2009

Harry Benfield dies. . .

Dear George Apologies for being the bearer of bad news but Harry died, last month, after a long term illness stretching over 5 years known as Pick’s disease (a severe form of alzheimers). Before that he spent the last 15 years teaching with a small group of loyal students with which he continued to train in a very …

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May 10 2009

Harry Benfield Dies!

Dear George Apologies for being the bearer of bad news but Harry died, last month, after a long term illness stretching over 5 years known as Pick’s disease (a severe form of alzheimers). Before that he spent the last 15 years teaching with a small group of loyal students with which he continued to train in a very …

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Apr 11 2009

Toyama Sensei

The Uechi World Mournes the Loss of a Great Karate Master! At the end of mourning, there is still sadness, but it is a wistful sadness that is tempered by the happy memories that we still possess.   From Seizan (Gordi Breyette)And Sumako Matsuda-Breyette Hello Friends, Students and Family, I am sorry there is not …

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Dec 18 2008

Tia

Tia: May 10, 1994 – Dec 17, 2008 Yesterday, Sue and I maintained our regular daily routine with Tia. We both knew our beloved Tia was failing, yet neither one of us wanted to talk about what we needed to do. Tia was suffering from Cushing disease, which she had for more than five years, …

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Dec 11 2008

Dorothy Reitman

I am greatly saddened that we lost Dorothy Reitman last Saturday. She passed away peacefully at home in her sleep during the night. Dorothy was well loved and I truly apologize if this is your first notice of this tragic news. I tried to contact everyone by phone before sending this out, but was unable …

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