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.

Ralph Jaschke Has Passed Away

8th degree Black Belt Ralph Jaschke began his karate training in 1967 under Sensei Tom Redmon. Ralph was awarded his Black Belt in 1970...

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...

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,...

Karl Geis – Judo, Aikido and Jodo

Karl Geis was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on October 1, 1933. He was a 10th Dan Professor of Aikido, a 10th Dan Professor of...

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...

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...

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,...

Masayoshi Kori Hisataka

Masayoshi Kori Hisataka is the Founder of the Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karate and the Kenkokan School of Karatedo. He was born in Shuri (Naha City...

Maishel Horowitz Passed Away

The developer of the short stick fighting method, Maishel Horowitz passed away on December, 2009. Maishel was born in 1919 in Russia. While still a baby...

Helio Gracie Passed Away

Helio Gracie October 1, 1913 - January 29, 2009 The co-patriarch of the legendary Gracie clan that popularized Brazilian jiu-jitsu and originated the now-burgeoning sport of...

Lamar Fisher Danzan Ryu Jujitsu

Lamar Fisher was born on April 25, 1926 in Chico, California. He grew up in Chico and graduated from Chico Senior High School. He...

Charles Gaylord Kajukenbo

Martial Artist Charles Gaylord was born on September 24, 1936 in Hawaii. He began studying martial arts in 1954 and received his black belt,...

Joe Hyams Passed Away

Joe Hyams June 6, 1923 - November 8, 2008 Joe Hyams passed away of coronary artery disease in at a Denver hospital on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the age of...