Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Grand Master Khenfoia Padu passes.

Unfortunately, we lost another GoJu brother. This one, from the original Urban guard. He was born on January 21, 1935 and died on November 28, 2011. I personally did not know him very well, but for the memory of a large senior yudansha in our organization who always wore a turban. What we had in common was that we came from the same teacher, practiced the same style, yet we came from otherwise very different worlds. He was imposing in appearance, yet kind in demeanor. He was a professional in the holistic genre and a highly spiritual gentleman of quality.

Here Grand Master Padu is pictured along with GMstr. S.Henry Cho, GMstr. Urban, John McGee, Abus Salaam U, GMstr. Frank Ruiz and GMstr. Aaron Banks during a forum for Official KaraTe magazine's April 1972 issue..