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Obituary for Lawrence (“Larry”) Fryar

Our loving father, Lawrence E. Fryar, 84, of Sun City, California, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Larry met his late wife Nina when he was a young Navy sailor stationed in the Philippines. Larry and Nina fell in love, married and spent...

Memorial for Albert M. Aoki Sensei

There will be a private/virtual memorial service for Albert M. Aoki Sensei on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1700 hawaiian time. If you wish to attend virtually, please register to attend by sending an email. Koden for the Aoki Family may be made payable to, “Alton Aoki” and...

Albert M. Aoki

Albert M. Aoki, 89 years old, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on April 21, 2021. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, to Tamotsu and Mitsuko Aoki. A Korean War veteran, Albert graduated from Iowa State University. Upon his return, he worked alongside his father Tamotsu and uncle...

Harold E Sharp

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, we lost Harold E. Sharp, Hal to his friends and Sharp Sensei to the many judokas lives he touched over his 70+ years of involvement in Judo. Sharp Sensei was approaching his 94th birthday. He passed away peacefully at home and is survived by...

James Colgan

Russ Scherer wrote: I am extremely saddened to have to relay notification of the passing of Jim Colgan – a Judo Great. Jim was well known throughout the U.S. and indeed most of the world. He had major accomplishments as a competitor, coach, manager, referee and...