Category Archive: Memorial Site

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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Mar 10 2012

S. Henry Cho

S. Henry Cho passes. Sadly, it must be announced that another long-time friend of mine is no longer with us.  Sihak Henry Cho, a pioneer of Korean Karate on the East Coast, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Many of my senior students will remember Henry, who attended all of my tournaments, with many …

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Aug 09 2011

Phil Porter passes

To the martial arts community: O’Sensei passed away at 2:30 P.M. today, Sunday August 7, 2011.  He was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the liver and pancreas.  He slipped into a coma Thursday morning and did not regain consciousness.  While I understand not everyone agreed with Phil, we all must recognize his contribution to Judo …

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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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