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Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:16:04 AM »
With a very heavy heart I would like to inform everyone that our founder and leader of Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute (KSDI), Sijo Adriano D. Emperado has passed away. Sijo Adriano D. Emperado passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 4, 2009 at approximately 11:15 pm. He passed away on Maui, Hawaii the island that he loved and was home to him.
This is a great loss for everyone in Kajukenbo worldwide.

More information will be forthcoming.


 
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Re: Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 09:41:07 AM »
Sijo will be missed by all of us, And his name will live Forever!!!!

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Re: Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 09:50:04 AM »
May his memory be eternal!


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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 10:03:03 AM »
I am terribly saddened although knowing this day was inevitable. I want to extend my condolonces to those who were closest to Sijo on behalf of the Northern California Headquarters of the Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute. I pray SIjo will rest in peace and that his legacy continues for generations.
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »
It is a sad day for our Kajukenbo Ohana and the martial arts world.  We have lost a true legend and the Father of our art.
I loved Sijo like my father and will miss him very much, but I will always have my memories of my time with him, as well as the knowledge and Aloha he shared with me.
God Bless you Sijo
I will always love you,
Gary Forbach and Family
Gary Forbach, 9th Degree Original Method Kajukenbo under GM Aleju Reyes and Sijo A.D. Emperado

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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009, 10:26:51 AM »
This is a sad day for the arts and Kajukenbo Ohana, we wish the best for the family and my he rest in Peace......
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 10:47:50 AM »
Rest in Peace Sijo - you will be missed by more people then you could ever imagine.  Your impact on the martial arts world is irreplaceable.

Condolences to the entire Emperado Family.

With Love and respect,

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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 11:03:14 AM »
My deepest sympathies to those who are family and closest to Sijo. My prayers and condolences.

Respectfully,

Pat
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 11:04:25 AM »
I am sorry to hear of Sijo's passing.  My best to the family and friends.  His memory will live on through all of us.

It will be important that we all do our best to continue his legacy through honor, loyalty and integrity in our art.
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009, 11:24:07 AM »
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Sijo's family members and all who loved this great man!  One can never prepare for the passing of anyone that you love.  Thank you, Sijo, for all you gave us...

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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009, 11:27:49 AM »
Rest in Peace Sijo

We Love you from all of us
Aurelio Francis de Vera
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2009, 11:31:25 AM »
Sijo,

May your soul find peace on your new journey.

We will try to be your Pretorian Guard.

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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 11:38:53 AM »
This is an extremely sad day for all the Kajukenbo Ohana. We wish the best for the Emperado Family and may Sijo rest in peace.

With love and respect

The Lagang Family
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 11:47:31 AM »
We mourn the loss of our beloved Sijo.  He has truly had a tremendous impact on the martial arts community. His memory and legacy will live forever in the hearts of all our Kajukenbo Ohana world wide.  We must continue to honor him by sharing the Aloha and Spirit of Kajukenbo; celebrate his life by passing on his teachings.  

From all of us at the Dragons Den, our condolences go out to the Emperado Family.  We will keep Sijo in our prayers.  

God Bless you Sijo and mahalo for giving us such a wonderful art.  We will miss you.

With much respect, One Love,
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Re: Passing of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 12:03:17 PM »
 From all of us here at Hawaiian Self-Defense EastCoast Branch we send our love and condolences to his Ohana and all of our Kajukenbo brothers and sisters. Now is the time for us to come together and make Kajukenbo strong the way Sijo would have wanted it. We can't forget what he gave to the world and and to those of us who knew him and those who had the unique opportunity to have met him. I have so many things I want to say but I can't find the words right now.Sigung's Kai and Aiau please give Sijo a kiss and a salute for us.God Bless and Aloha....
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