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Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« on: November 29, 2006, 03:15:08 PM »
I have heard that "General" has recently passed away.  Does anyone have any info regarding services, etc.?

I know of him from meeting him in the past at tournaments, etc.  He was a Grandmaster in the Hawaiian Kenpo system.  I am suprised that there is really no info about him on our site here.  I found his name listed once in a post from Prof. Shuras as a Black Belt under Sijo "Sonny" Gascon.  I'd contribute, but have nothing more than a superficial look at this man and that would not do him justice.  Does anyone out there have any further information about him and his ties to the Kajukenbo Ohana.  I can google search him and his name is associated with Kajukenbo. 

Is this someone we may have overlooked?

Regardless, any info about a funeral or services would be greatly appreciated.

Mahalo
Sifu Matthew Porter
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 05:06:42 PM »
From Prof. Mike Rash's website:

 KGS BBS Member and Friend
 Professor, Julian Generalao has passed away.
 
His memorial service is tentatively set for this Saturday, Dec. 2nd in San Diego, CA. For details, his wife, Norma Generalao can be reached @ (619) 296-0078.
 
Please forward this to other Martial Arts Societies that you may be aware of who would want to know of Prof. Generalao's passing.
Our Condolences to the Generalao family.
With Love and Respect
Grandmaster Sonny Gascon and Professor Michael Rash and our Ohanas.
John Bishop  8th Degree-Original Method 
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 08:31:38 PM »
Professor Bishop,

Do we have any kind of bio information about GM Generalao.  I spoke with his wife and mentioned my senior instructors, and she knew them and a few more folks I know of in our Ohana.  How do his and our (Kajukenbo) paths cross?

Thanks for any information.
Sifu Matthew Porter
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Athens, TX

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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 09:15:55 PM »
I've only talked to him a few times, so I don't know a whole lot about him.  But there was a time period when Sonny Gascon was inactive, so many of the Karazenpo people aligned themselves with the Kajukenbo ohana.  He was a common attendee at Kajukenbo events in San Diego and San Clemente for many years. 
Even after Gascon became active again in the 90's, some of the Karazenpo people still continued to attend some of the Kajukenbo functions now and then.  In fact the last time I saw "Professor Blue" (Generalao) was at a Kajukenbo seminar in San Diego last year.     
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 10:05:01 PM »
Professor Bishop,

Apparently he was also a member of the Hawaiian club for many years also.  Sigung Rod told me he was present and supportive of many Kajukenbo events.  I remember seeing him in many pictures of past classes, functions and tournaments.  He'll be missed.

Thanks for the info,

Sifu Matt
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 12:07:30 PM »
First, condolences & respect to the Generalao family ... a whole community's thoughts are w/ you.

There will be a gathering on Saturday December 2nd at 3:30 pm at the Gymnasium of the Horizon Church (http://www.festivaloflife.org/quicklinks.asp?P=178) .

Horizon Christian Fellowship
5331 Mt. Alifan Dr.
San Diego, California 92111
Tel: 858.277.4991


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Directions

From North:
Take the 805 Freeway South and exit at Balboa Avenue. Take a right onto Balboa to head west. Turn left onto Genesee Avenue, and then turn right onto Mt. Alifan Dr. You will see the Horizon Campus immediately on your left. Enter either from Mt. Alifan (north entrance) or from Mt. Acadia (south entrance).

From South:
Take the 805 Freeway North. Exit at the Balboa Avenue West on-ramp, and follow onto Balboa Avenue. Turn left on Genesee Avenue, and make a right at the first street, Mt. Alifan Drive. You will see the Horizon Campus immediately on your left. Enter either from Mt. Alifan (north entrance) or from Mt. Acadia (south entrance).

From East:
Take I-8 East to the 805 North-bound freeway. Exit at the Balboa Avenue West on-ramp, and follow onto Balboa Avenue. Turn left on Genesee Avenue, and make a right at the first street, Mt. Alifan Drive. You will see the Horizon Campus immediately on your left. Enter either from Mt. Alifan (north entrance) or from Mt. Acadia (south entrance).

Peace.
Peter Kapich
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2006, 05:12:37 PM »
Condolences to the Generalao family.
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006, 10:12:00 PM »
I attended a very upbeat, but solemn funeral service for Grandmaster "Blue", or "General", as some of us knew him.  He may not have been directly under our tree, but this man had a beautiful Ohana and legacy of his own.

There were words of encouragement and inspiration from former NFL player, now minister and martial artist Doug Jones.
Also sharing some stories and experiences were Professor "Sweet" Pete Salas - I'm down with 'dis braddah!!  He had some funny stories about a very funny, passionate and strong man, and "Chief" Sianco sharing some great road trip stories and times going to Hawaii with "General". 

I think the bottom line on my experience and thoughts is this:

Those of the times when men like Sijo, and "General" were growing, learning and living the days when our arts were but fledglings in America are dwindling in numbers.  If you (or me too) have the chance to get around these men, spend some time and hear their stories, do it.  There's more to these artists than their respective arts.  It's the people who leave the legacy, and those they loved, trained and lived around who carry on their memory.  Whether it's an older Professor or Grandmaster or even a humble Sifu who's been around from that past time, get some time - make some time to be around them.  But, don't waste the gift and ask and talk, better yet, just listen.......

.....you might just be amazed and enlightened (or just get a great laugh!!) from these great folks, and I'm sure they would appreciate the aquaintance.  It's worth it.

That's my take on the passing of another wonderful artist from his Ohana.

I represented the Kajukenbo Ohana with Sigung Rodney Alo and Sifu Kathy Evans.
It was my honor to be there.
Sifu Matthew Porter
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Athens, TX

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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2006, 06:34:02 PM »
Matt, You must mean Sifu Cathy Owens.
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Re: Grand Master Julian "General" Generalao
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2006, 09:13:36 PM »
You got me, Sifu Tony.

Tell Cathy I said oops   ;D
Sifu Matthew Porter
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