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RIP Sid Campbell...9/29/44 - 8/19/08
By Tant01 - 10-21-2008 01:41 PM
Originally Posted at: Deluxe Forums

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The martial arts community lost another giant (last month) when Hanshi Sid Campbell, 10th Dan in Shorin-Ryu, passed away just before 8pm. Coincidentally and symbolically, this was both sunset and low tide here in the San Francisco Bay Area where he taught for over 40 years.

In 1966 Sid became the first person to open a Shorin-Ryu school on the mainland of the United States, under the auspices of his teacher, grandmaster Shugoro Nakazato. During his career he taught over 15,000 students, of which 850 attained black belt, but Sids influence extended far beyond his immediate students....

Stickman's Escrima Blog: Sid Campbell, RIP


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