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Offline John Bishop

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Master Hyde Passes
« on: September 19, 2006, 06:44:26 PM »
I just received this email:

With a heavy heart I am sorry to say I feel compelled & obligated to write this email to inform all of you of the peaceful passing of Master Jerry Hyde last night. I just received a call from Master Hyde’s instructor; Grand-Master Bill Clingan about this loss of a true Martial Arts Master.


Most of you do not know me but your email addresses were on Master Hyde mailing list or I think you knew him. I apologize in advance if this passing of information may appear inappropriate to anyone. I felt everyone may need to be informed of this big loss that will be felt by the Martial Arts world.  Prior to passing away Master Hyde’s passion & promise to his wife was to write a book about children’s safety. Master Hyde did an excellent job with this & kindly gave away many copies to help people since he had a very kind heart. He was a traditional teacher who paid the schools rent from his own pocket just so that others would have a place to learn the martial arts which was his passion. He often joked that he was married to the arts & everyone else took 3rd place as he very connected to God. The book was co-written with one of his students; Terra & this book can be seen on his website;  As you browse through his site you’ll see his commitment & passion for the true arts. Here’s a quote from Master Hyde’s last email to me [If it only saves the life of one child, whatever we have done will be worth it.]


Master Hyde was a very knowledgeable & skilled fighter, a great martial artist & a top notch teacher who insisted on improving his students in all aspects of their life. I saw him only a few weeks ago & I enjoyed our last conversation together. His humor for life & sincerity for training left a strong impression on me. One of his favorite philosophies for the arts were “ don’t teach a technique that wouldn’t work for your wife! ”….  In other words he only taught techniques that were practical & life saving – the mark of a true master!


Master Hyde achieved black-belt ranks in several martial arts & often signed his emails as:

Senior Master Jerry A. Hyde.

Soo Bahk Do Tang Soo Do/Jujitsu/Kun Tao/Kajukenbo/Tae Kwon Do/Okinawa Te

All Traditional.


I am deeply moved & saddened to have to write this email. We pass on our condolences to his family, friends & fellow marital artists with respect to the passing of a true master who was shortly due to be recognized as a Grand-Master for his contribution to the martial arts. I know that Master Hyde was looking forward to this next step in his martial arts training & so his instructor will present the Grand-Master title, belt & certificate to Master Hyde’s family.


With deepest respects to the Late Grand-Master Jerry A. Hyde (1944-2006); you’ll be in our hearts, thoughts & prayers.

Master Jag Mann
John Bishop  8th Degree-Original Method 
Under Grandmaster Gary Forbach
K.S.D.I. # 478, FMAA

"You watch, once I'm gone, all the snakes will start popping their heads up!"  Sijo Emperado

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Re: Master Hyde Passes
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 01:24:46 PM »
Our condolence and prayer go out to the student and family of Master Jerry Hyde. He will live forever in our heart.
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Re: Master Hyde Passes
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 08:53:01 PM »
Funeral information....

Friday September 22 at 6 PM Viewing and services at...

Clovis Missionary Baptist Church
854 N.Fowler Ave.

and another service

Saturday September 23 at 2 PM

Garden of Memories Memorial Park
768 Abbott St.

I was told to be in my uniform for the Salinas service but not for the Clovis service.

Scott Santa Maria
« Last Edit: September 21, 2006, 04:07:37 PM by Scott »

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Re: Master Hyde Passes
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 06:24:23 PM »
I was so saddened by the news of Master Hyde's passing that it has taken me a while to write what I want about it.

  I was in Oakhurst in July for a Bible camp with the kids. I had every intention of going to visit Jerry while I was there because he was always so gracious to me when we got together. Well the week went by and the activities took presedence and soon the 8 days were over and I remeber as I drove out of Oakhurst I said to myself,"I'll get over here next month." Now it is too late to share time with him and I dry the tears everytime I come across this thread and I am reminded that we should never be too busy for friends or family. Don't wait for something tragic to happen for you to learn this lesson.
  Even in his death Master Hyde has taught me another lesson.

You will be missed Sir.
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Re: Master Hyde Passes
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 06:20:04 PM »
Our deepest sympathy to Master Hydes family and students.

Indeed, Prof. Harper you just never know.

The last time I saw Master Hyde was at your seminar last year. 

We had a great seminar at his school as well two years before that.

He was a very kind person and we'll be missed.

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Terrazas Kajukenbo
American Canyon, Ca.