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Richmond McClue
10th November 2008, 21:04
November 8, 2008

(Los Angeles, CA)
The International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) is in mourning today following the passing of their President and Chairman, Hidetaka Nishiyama at the age of 80. Mr. Nishiyama was a world renowned karate master well known for his steadfast dedication to the preservation and protection of the Martial Art of Traditional Karate.
“Mr. Nishiyama passed away peacefully following his struggle with cancer”, a family spokesperson said.

Nishiyama Sensei was certainly a pivotal figure in the development of Japanese karate as the art traveled from Japan to the United States. I practice Shito-Ryu and only had a chance to meet or train with him several times in seminars. His influence went beyond Shotokan to affect all styles of Japanese karate.

Condolences to his family and many students worldwide.

Benkei the Monk
10th November 2008, 23:52
Condolecences to his students. He was one of the pillars of karate in the world

Prince Loeffler
11th November 2008, 00:59
Hi Rich,

I already made this post: