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Offline Ron Baker

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 10:52:06 AM »
Warm thoughts and condolences to GM Abad's Ohana, extended Ohana and friends.  I'm sure he will be missed.
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 11:00:10 AM »
This is  a sad week indeed. My deepest sympathy and condolences to GM Abad and his family.
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2009, 11:21:22 AM »
I remember the first time I had the pleasure of seeing GM Abad in 1980 at a luau in San Diego. The liquid fire he poured  into the the movements he did was awe inspiring.

He was so generous and hospitable to me every time we met. His sickness could not dampen that glow inside of him. My students would bring back tales about him when they traveled around southern California. He treated them like they were members of his family.

I will miss that man.

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2009, 11:59:34 AM »
Dear Kajukenbo Clan,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of GM Abad.  I had met him at the Gathering of Eagles in 2001 and found him to be sincere and a gentleman.  It was a pleasure to have met such a person.  On behalf of Nick Cerio's Kenpo, Master Bill Chun, Jr. and the Kenpo/Kempo Lo Kahi, we send our sincerest condolences to his family and the Kajukenbo Clan. 

Shihan John James,
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Sensee John James,
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2009, 12:23:07 PM »
My deepest condelences to GM Abad's Ohana and extended friends.

Thank you for being a friend and always there when I needed you....
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2009, 12:33:02 PM »
Grand Master Abad,     
God bless you and keep you.  Condolences and God's blessings to the Abad family.  Grand Master, thanks for the gifts that you gave all of us. 

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2009, 12:34:20 PM »
GM Abad will be sorely missed.  I loved watching his awesome speed and accuracy.  I was his uke at the Gathering of Eagles some years ago and loved being beat on by him.  

From us here in Oregon our heartfelt condolences to the Abad family.

With respect,
Grandmaster Tim Gagnier
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Chief Instructor Pacific Wind Kajukenbo
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2009, 02:13:45 PM »
May his memory be eternal!


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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2009, 02:27:10 PM »
I met Shi Zu Allen Abad only one time, and that was in Maui. I had the fortune to be able to spend hours upon hours of one on one time with him at Sigung Kai's house and he shared with me wonders and treasures. History and many funny stories. He was so sick, not feeling well at all and not eatting, but he was talking so much that he got hungry. So he asked Sigung Kai to get him a "FISH BURGA" from Mcdonalds. He ate so much. So from that day we always called the fish fillet a "fish burga". I think I'll have one for him today... :-[

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2009, 04:24:47 PM »
Aloha my Friend...Rest in Peace and watch over Sijo
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2009, 04:47:08 PM »
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Emperado Ohana, Abad Ohana and our Kajukenbo Ohana.  This is a sad week for all of us. Two Warriors.  Two Great Men.  They will be missed.  We thank them for their contributions and continue to share Kajuekenbo with the world, in their names.  Through Kajukenbo their legacy will live on.

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2009, 07:11:20 PM »
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family......
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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2009, 09:08:40 PM »
Tragic news.....I was blessed to have been able to attend some of his seminars and blessed that he came to our schools in Arizona often. I just recently visited with him at the Aloha Festival in Tempe, Arizona. He never complained, was just a great person. Words cannot describe this gentleman. Humble, gracious, an excellent Martial Artist. He inspired countless of people, he was so passionate about everything he did.

Our thoughts and Prayers are with his family and our Kajukenbo Ohana. We must make Sijo and GM proud and continue their legacy, with honor, loyalty and respect!!!! Never forget our roots!!!

Heaven just got a whole lot tougher in the past 2 days,,,,,,,rest in peace Sijo and GrandMaster we love you......

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The Passing of a Great Man "GM Abad"
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2009, 10:11:52 PM »
On behalf of my family, students, friends and fellow Kajukenbo Brothers and Sisters trained by GrandMaster Allen Abad.  Our deepest condolences and God's blessings to the entire Abad family:  Throughout life, we are sometimes blessed to encounter people, teachers, and leaders who unwaveringly help to shape our lives, GrandMaster Allen Abad is/was the personification of a great man, father, leader and professional.  Through his many endeavors to positively teach, train and develop the hearts and minds of a myriad of students, young leaders and professionals, he optimistically set conditions for a better tomorrow.  Unequivocally, through his positive leadership, GM Abad opened hearts when they were closed and minds when they were stagnate and unfocused – I remember when I was a young Navy Airmen, lost and without focused – GM Abad open doors to his home and martial arts studio -- he treated me like a son throughout his life.  When I had no money to pay to for class, he never charged, yet invited me and others to his home for dinner.  We miss him so much that it humbles and hurts our heart, yet we know that his physical loss can never replace the memories of a great man, father, teacher, leader.  GM Abad’s positive and unwavering actions/efforts throughout life will continue to be emulated by and through the myriad of people, students, and teachers he touched.  We lost a great man, father, teacher and professional -- we miss and love you GrandMaster Allen Abad, you will never be forgotten! 

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Re: More Sad News - GM Abad passes
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2009, 10:24:38 PM »
Mahalo Nui Loa.

My Name is Sifu Dolly Abad and I would like to say thank you to all who have responded.  My heartfelt appreciation goes out to you and your family's and Students.  As I sat and read each of your responses I just had to cry.  Thank you for loving him the way we did.  I would like to share with you some encouragement that he wanted us to write in AMIKA's Newsletter.  I feel that he would want to share this with everyone just as he did with his Martial Arts; "Position and appearances are irrelevant.  The important thing is to carry out our personal duty our commitment, no matter what anyone else may say.  This is a life of true victory, a life of unsurpassed nobility and fulfillment." -Daisaku Ikeda

Mahalo from the Abad family to yours,

Sifu Dolly Abad

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