Hello my fellow practictioners,
I will be going to the Grandmaster's grave site in November. If anyone has a message that they would like to send, I would be honore to write it down and present it in a proper way.
If you remember, just please tell Prof. Remy that Sensei Tom O'Brien still tries to carry the torch. I tell the younger practitioners of a great man with a great passion & skill. His name will never die in the the Vee-Jitsu system.
I will tell you a short story about the professor & I when we went to a karate tournament. To make a long story short I wound up fighting for 1st place in the black belt division. The chief ref. was my opponents Sensei. Needless to say I lost. But Prof. Remy was so infuriated at the unfairness I thoght he was going to beat them with his sticks. We laughed about it afterwards.
He was a great man.
Is Sensei Remy Presas the same Sensei Presas that used to teach Arnis
at the University of Sto. Tomas years ago? Who used to travel in
an owner-type jipney with a large "balisong" inside the vehicle?
If it is one and the same, more apologies, friends. I didn't know he passed
away. I was under him under Physical Education class. Also, his nephew was
one of my classmates in high school - Marist (Rodel Presas).
I am so sorry to hear about his loss. The world has lost a great man.