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George Funakoshi - 1935 - 2018

admin - August 01, 2018
Jim Marshman writes: George Hiromi Funakoshi, age 83, previously of Upper Arlington, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. George was born in Kailua, Hawaii and grew up in Japan, son of the late Shomasa and Kimi Funakoshi. Also preceded in death by his former wife Patricia Funakoshi, son Eric ...more
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Passing of Sensei Virgil Goodwine

admin - May 01, 2018
Tom Sheehan writes: As many of you know, Virgil Goodwine recently passed away.  Virgil obtained the rank of Rokudan.  He was student under George Funakoshi Ohio State University.  When George retired Virgil took over as head instructor at OSU.  He was a national competitor ...more
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Passing of Professor Sensei Luis Guardia - Kudan 9th Degree Red Belt

admin - March 21, 2018
Hector Estevez sent notice of the death of Sensei Guardia On Saturday March 17th, 2018 we received the sad news that our beloved Professor and Sensei Luis Guardia passed away in the City Miami Florida USA. He was surrounded by his family, his wife Mrs. Hilda Guardia and his son Luis Guardia ...more
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Roy H. Moore

admin - January 04, 2018
Jerry Hays wrote Roy H. Moore, Jr., age 96, passed away on 2 January 2018. He was born on 29 June 1921 He started judo under his dad, Roy H. (Pop) Moore in the late 1920s. His first dojo was Moneta (later Gardena Judo Dojo). In 1937, on a joint judo and wrestling trip from Southern ...more
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Life Celebration Of Timothy "Grey Wolf" Shepherd

admin - November 10, 2017
Dear Friends and fellow Judokas Whether you know Sensei Eiko Shepherd personally or not, all of you have been influence by her teachings of kata and judo over the years. So many people have been taught by her and they teach you. That is the Judo way. Recently her son, Timothy was ...more
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Sensei Goro Oki's funeral

admin - October 23, 2017
To All, Funeral Service for Sensei Goro Oki will be held onSunday, October 29, 2017,at the Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home6150 N. Cicaro, Chicago @ 2pm. Sincerely,Doug Tono more
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Sensei Goro Oki

admin - October 20, 2017
To All, It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Sensei Goro Oki. On Wednesday, 10/18/17 at 4:40pm, Sensei Oki peacefully passed away at his home with his family nearby. Sensei Oki was 96 years old and lived a long full life. Sensei Oki dedicated his life to judo and we are ...more
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Marty Grisanti

admin - September 29, 2017
The Service for Marty Grisanti is going to be on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 with a memorial immediately after. It will be at Bible Fellowship on Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 Janet Johnson more
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George Tsubota Sensei

admin - September 29, 2017
I received an email from Sensei George Tsubota’s family regarding funeral services. A private service will be held in Hawaii on October 14th, 2017. Anyone who wishes to extend condolences may do so at: The Tsubota Family45-144 Awele PlaceKaneohe, Hawaii 96744 Regards,Eiko ShepherdUSJF ...more
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Sumikichi Nozaki

admin - September 28, 2017
Sumikichi Nozaki has passed away. We do not have any other information at this time. We will post additional information as we receive it. Robert Fukuda more
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