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Offline John Bishop

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GM Calvin Shin passes
« on: December 04, 2014, 01:38:50 AM »
Sorry to hear that GM Calvin Shin passed away.  Condolences to the family, friends , and students.  R.I.P.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 02:13:52 AM »
My condolence to Grandmaster Shin family and friends.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 04:13:24 AM »
Memory eternal!!!

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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 11:57:13 AM »
My condolences to the family.

He is in my prayers.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 01:03:00 PM »
Sad to hear of this loss.  May he rest in peace.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 02:40:03 PM »
God speed GM Shin,, you will be missed
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 02:59:26 PM »
My condolences to the family, students and friends.

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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 04:49:30 PM »
I cannot believe it, I feel horrible because I kept meaning to get back to Cali to thank him for the time spent... our treasures are passing.  My prayers are with his family and students.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 04:52:37 PM »
It was sad to read about the passing of another great leader of Kajukenbo. I had the privilege of meeting him at a seminar in Vallejo, while presenting for SGM Emil Bautista. Although GM Shin's body was pretty well stove-up, he still had that marvelous sparkle in his eye, and a zest for life. He certainly contributed much to our great system.
My condolences to his family, and to those that were close to him.
Aloha GM Shin!

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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 01:45:04 AM »
I had the honor of training under GM Shin for many years starting in the 1970s. I received my black belt from GM Shin and my Kajukenbo instructor's certificate. Those were two of my proudest moments early in my life and helped me develop the confidence I needed to go on and begin a career in law enforcement. In short, GM Shin changed my life. RIP GM Shin. May God take you into His kingdom and honor you with the grace and love you deserve and comfort those you have left behind.
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 03:12:31 AM »
A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 pm Dec 21,2014 at the Fairfield Community
Center, 1000 Kentucky Street, Fairfield California 94533
Students/masters encouraged to wear a GI to honor his memory
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 07:18:07 PM »
A very nice reception with many in attendance honoring a great man
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Re: GM Calvin Shin passes
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2014, 02:10:44 PM »
The celebration of his life was unmatched, a gruff but Honorable man, memories was shared throughout the services which brought tears to my eyes, thoughts of Gualala, Abalobe diving, GM Cal stands above many because of his truthfulness and a sterness and belief is his Teachings will be be unrivaled, a smile when he placed in a tounament wether it was a Kajukenbo or TangSooDo, at a younger age,,,,,then in a blink of an eye Placing First or GrandChampion in a Senior Masters Kata Division,,"with a hurt body" always trying,,But always with that smile, proving that GM Cal still had it.
Shared a lot of thoughts of how Kajukenbo will fair in the future, OLD SCHOOL THOUGHTS  were compared, always a hope that the leaders that are new will follow the wishes of those of old, in some cases agreeing to disaggree, but always ending with doing the best he could in any type of assistance.
GM Cal WILL be missed, his words held weight, Love to the family, the atmosphere was sincere,somber..........
In my minds eye, Performing The Dance Of Death raced thru my mind, Cal deserved that last Salute, as a friend, confidant, honoring one of the greats of KAJUKENBO.
MY eternal Love and prayers of help to the family and his school
With all due respect
Senior Grandmaster Alan M. Reyes, Reyes Kenpo Karate Instuctors and students
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