Eulogies F-J

Eulogies F-J are USAdojo.com's eulogies for martial artists who have passed away whose last name begins with F through J.

Margitte Hilbig First Canadian Black Belt

Margitte Hilbig was a martial arts master based in Edmonton, Canada. In 1964, she became the first woman in Canada to earn the rank...

Steve Fisher Shorin-ryu Karate

Born on February 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, Steve Fisher spent much of his childhood attempting to conquer the trumpet, guitar, and drums,...

Maung Gyi and Burmese Bando

Dr. Maung Gyi is a Burmese martial artist who was born in 1936 in Burma. In his early twenties, around 1960, he introduced Burmese...

Jerry Fisher and His P.U.M.A. System

Grand Master and System founder, Jerry Fisher, studied American boxing for eleven years, competing in over 100 matches. In the middle 1950's he began...

Gichin Funakoshi: The Great Karate Master

The great karate master Gichin Funakoshi was a key pioneer in the development of modern karate. In fact, he was the "prime mover" in...

Dan Ivan Karate and Kobudo

This article by Robert Hunt is about Dan Ivan, martial arts pioneer and icon, taken from their 35 years of friendship and apprenticeship, some long...

A Setting Sun: Writing an Obituary for Grandmaster Sun Jianyun

On October 22nd, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colorado detected a large sunspot ten times larger than the...

Joe Holck Kodenkan Yudanshakai

Professor Joe Holck is the founder of the Kodenkan Yudanshakai. In the early 1930's a young Joe Holck ditched his Japanese language class and...

Gary Friederich Martial Artist

Gary Friederich is a frail man who could pass as Burgess Meredith around the time of Rocky movies.He's 56 years old, 5'6" and 145...

Wally Jay and Small Circle Jujitsu

Professor Wally Jay June 15, 1917 - May 29, 2011 Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii 10th Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu 6th Degree Black Belt in Judo Founder and Grandmaster of...

Wally Jay Passes Away

Professor Wally Jay June 15, 1917 - May 29, 2011 Great Grandmaster and Founder of Small Circle Jijitsu, Professor Wally Jay, passed away peacefully at 2:20 am...

Saigo No Ninja – Seiko Fujita

“You have the talent to be a ninja. I would like to teach you ninjutsu. What do you think?” “I will” replied the young Fujita,...

Anton Geesink Judoka

Anton Geesink of Holland was a three-time World Champion Judoka having emerged victorious in 1961, 1964 and 1965. He is most remembered, however, for his...

Bong Soo Han Foremost Practitioner of Hapkido

Grand Master Bong Soo Han is the world's foremost practitioner of Hapkido and is referred to as the Father of Hapkido in the Western...