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Dec 28 2009

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Harry Benfield dies. . .

Dear George

Harry BenfieldApologies 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 traditional style but also innovated many techniques within a conditioning routine that we nicknamed ‘Benny ryu’.

Unfortunately, he stopped teaching about 7 years ago after the dojo was demolished but the signs of the illness were there and he had no motivation to look for another dojo.

If you wish to send a card to his wife then she can be contacted at:

Barbara Benfield
14 Rothbury Road
Liverpool
L14 4AL
England

I’m sure she would appreciate it. If I cna be of any further help please don’t hesitate to ask.

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2 comments

  1. Greatest grandad ever lived. Rip

  2. George Mattson

    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 traditional style but also innovated many techniques within a conditioning routine that we nicknamed ‘Benny ryu’.

    Unfortunately, he stopped teaching about 7 years ago after the dojo was demolished but the signs of the illness were there and he had no motivation to look for another dojo.

    If you wish to send a card to his wife then she can be contacted at:

    Barbara Benfield
    14 Rothbury Road
    Liverpool
    L14 4AL
    England

    I’m sure she would appreciate it. If I cna be of any further help please don’t hesitate to ask.

    John Murphy

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