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passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« on: October 01, 2009, 01:43:07 PM »
I have been asked to make a very sad announcement.
Grandmaster H. Arthur Gitlin passed away this morning do to complications.
He was an accomplished martial artist and very close to many of us in Kajukenbo.
He was 64 years old.
May you rest in peace my brother.

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 04:46:53 PM »
MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 05:29:33 PM »
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace Art ,you will be missed!
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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 05:33:29 PM »
I trained with Art Gitlin for a couple of years straight, there was no one better at  explaining the science of knife fighting and concepts of the karambit but I will miss him most for what he has meant to my family. He was more than a teacher he was a very close friend and he will be sorely missed by all in my household. My prayers go out to his wife Sigung Susan Thomas-Gitlin.
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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 06:00:19 PM »
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO SIGUNG SUSAN AND THE REST OF GRANDMASTER ART'S FAMILY FROM THE WHOLE GUMATAOTAO FAMILY!!!
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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 06:43:32 PM »
I have known Professor Gitlin for many, many years, having swapped old war stories, traded techniques, eaten in many different Chinese restaurants and shared a lot of laughs.  It's now with a great sadness in my heart, that I say goodbye to a wonderful man, great martial artist, loving husband, devastating knife-man and good friend. We will just have to drink diet coke without you for a while, but you will always remain in our hearts and thoughts.  All our best wishes from the Benicia Rd. Kajukenbo Black Belts and family. Until we see you again, stay with God.   
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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 09:11:21 PM »
My prayers go out to Prof Susan, even though I have not seen him in a while, he influenced me and what I do more than anybody can know, I count him among my greatest influences and teachers. Im so bummed....

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 09:37:24 PM »
I lost a good freind. I was privilaged to have taught at his school many times.
and stayed up countless hours talking about martial ats.
                                                     
                                         you will be missed.             Ted

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 01:35:59 AM »
im sorry to here such sad news art was a good man i had real fun with him in the 80s he will be missed.

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 03:05:40 PM »
Our hearts and prayers go out to Sigung Susan. Prof Gitlin you will be missed.

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 07:37:27 PM »
We are here for you Sigung Susan.  There are no words to express how much the losses this year have impacted all of Kajukenbo.


Maybe something big is going down in Valhalla and the Lord needed to call on THE BEST Warriors.  Either way, Prof Gitlin will be greatly missed.  Im sure he's in good company.

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 10:02:39 PM »
 There are no words to express how much the losses this year have impacted all of Kajukenbo.

So true. 

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Re: passing of Grandmaster Arthur Gitlin
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 04:18:39 AM »
Susan
It is a sad day for the loss of a loved one, Sigung..... Love to you and yours, If the family needs anything, I would be deeply honored,,please call......A prayer,and Aloha to one who has helped so many,,,,,
with all my deepest respect...
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