Kevin "Superkick" McClinton

Discussion in 'The Hall of Remembrance (Memorials)' started by IcemanSK, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. IcemanSK

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    He ran Superkick Gym, a full contact kickbocking gym in Maywood, IL. He died at 42 of a brain tumor in June of 1999. He was a great trainer, a great friend, & a really funny guy. My screen name here is the ringname he gave me, & SK for Superkick. I miss him every day.
     
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    Sorry for your loss, he sounds like a wonderful person. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Thanks all. I had been his student for 5 years before he died. I was one of a few students who really never knew him as a completely healthy man. I was in the hospital room when he died.

    Every year(this year on Nov 15th) his old students get together for dinner & share old stories. He impacted a lot of folks. His students are now police officers, attorneys, pro fighters, ministers & doctors. He had teens read novels over the summer as part of their class responsibility so "there brains won't rot". They were usually the books popular movies were based on.

    I help run a martial arts program at the community center where I work. I often help kids w/ there homework, then teach them karate an hour afterward. I often think, if he could do it, I can, too.
     
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    I grew up in Maywood and Bellwood. I lived on 11th street in Maywood , right down the street from Waterworks park, which is across the street from a place where I used to go after school to learn martial arts. There was a boxing ring on the first floor, trainer was Judo...I just found out that my teacher passed in 1999. I never knew that I was trained by a true champion. At age 38...,my life has been changed forever. Garfield elementary school is on 9th. There used to be a store called TP's down the street and a Tastee Freeze on 12th or 13th that barely ever stayed open because the neighborhood was so bad.
     
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    IcemanSK,

    I attended his kickboxing class in 1982 for a year. I remember how funny he was and how he was very passionate in the art. How he enjoyed listening to Phil Collins and Genesis while we jump roped. I think back at those times when I jump rope now. I am really sorry for him leaving so early! He was a great man!!! He helped so many people by become a great mentor!!
     
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