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Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:22:02 PM »
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Sifu Nelson Raffman of Leeward Kenpo Karate (San Diego Branch) has lost his 2 year battle with cancer.  Nelson was a wonderful friend and Kajukenbo instructor, but an even greater husband and father.  His love and legacy lives on in his family, especially in his two sons, Sifu Greg Raffman and Sibak Nathan Raffman, who are also great young men and wonderful KAJUKENBO instructors.  Rest in peace brother Nelson!
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Re: Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 09:18:18 PM »
condolance to the family..................
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Re: Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 01:51:17 PM »
Our condolences to the Raffman family and Leeward Kenpo
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Re: Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 10:06:04 PM »
Wow! I am sorry to hear this. Sifu Nelson was a good person who served his country through the Navy and had two son's he shared the art of Kajukenbo  with. May the Lord be with him, his family and friends during this difficult time.
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Re: Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 05:29:38 AM »
Please accept our condolences to the Raffman family throughout this sad and difficult time
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Yours in Kajukenbo
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Re: Passing of Sifu Nelson Raffman
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 02:03:57 PM »
My deepest condolences and prayers to the Family.
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