Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Michael DePasquale, Sr., a Martial Arts Legend Passes

On September 23, 2006 at 1:30pm Soke Michael DePasquale, Sr. passed away. The world has lost a martial arts legend and pioneer. A loving husband, father and teacher he will be sadly missed by all. For information on memorial services click here.

On a personal note, I have long respected Sensei DePasquale, an honorable man, a great father, and an amazing martial arts pioneer. I've spoken with his son Michael, Jr. twice in the past year and he impressed me as a man devoted to his father's care (he has been ill for an extended period), and dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the man whom he seemed to admire above all others. This great teacher will be missed, but not forgotten.

If anyone has links or more information on this, please pass them along. If you have personal anecdotes, please leave them in comments, and I will forward this to Michael Jr.

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