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.

Aikido Great Kyoichi Inoue Has Passed Away

Kyoichi Inoue was born on September 10, 1935 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a 10th dan Yoshinkan aikido master holding the rank of Hanshi....

The Real Helms From Bloodsport, Jim McCunn, Dies

Today, July 21, 2017, the world has lost Jim McCunn, another shadow warrior whose bravery and contribution to the worlds of intelligence, martial arts,...

Leung Jan King of Wing Chun Fist

Leung Jan, aka Leung Tsan; Mandarin Chinese: Liang Zan) was a Wing Chun practitioner and a Chinese herbal doctor in Foshan, Guangdong, China. He...

Hans Ingebretsen Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu and Kodenkan Judo

Sensei Hans Ingebretsen has been studying Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu and Kodenkan Judo for 31 years, and holds the rank of Godan in Danzan...

Helio Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

At the age of 17, Helio Gracie (pronounced Eh'leeo) first stepped into the ring in Brazil to face a boxer named Antonio Portugal. Helio...

Fu Sheng Yuan Yang Style Taijiquan

Grandmaster Fu Sheng Yuan was born in 1931. He is the son of Fu Zhong Wen and Zou Kuei Cheng, who was the great grand...

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...