Goodbye to my Sensei and friend

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  1. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Sad News

    For many years I posted photos and comments from my Sensei on these boards and I think it only fitting to wish him a fond farewll on here too.

    It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the news that our great friend and teacher John Plumbridge Sensei has died today after a short illness.

    He was in St Peters hospital and Barb his wonderful better half was with him.

    He is gone to the tatami in the sky.... Seoi t oshi will never be the same again.

    I will update everyone with arrangements next week.

    Our Sensei will always be remembered as a great martial artist a great friend and a gentleman.

    Domo arigato my Sensei

    John Plumbridge Sensei 09 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 2016 RIP my friend

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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I'm sorry for your loss. Remember him.
  3. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    As I said to you on FB, the smile of a man who looked like he just loved to be on the mats with his students, who I'm sure were also friends.

    A terrible loss.

  4. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    I was really saddened when I learnt of John Sensei's death last night. Great man who had a great and kind spirit and has been a major influence on me.

    John had forgotten more about Judo than some people learn during their career and he was always ready to help others get more out of the art he loved.

    Never forgotten RIP and arigato Sensei, Dojo will never be the same again.
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    RIP and condolences to all - he always appeared as a genuine guy and your noble sadness speaks to that
  6. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    I am so sorry for you loss.
  7. ned

    ned Valued Member

    Sorry to hear of your loss , with respectful condolences to his family.
  8. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    I'm not familiar with him but I'm sure he would feel honored and humbled by your post. My sincerest condolences to his family and students...
  9. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Dan and Smurphy.. sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you both.
  10. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Condolences to all who knew him, I hope you have many happy memories to cherish.

  11. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

  12. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    It sounds like he enriched many lives, lived well, and was loved by many. May we all be so lucky and may the gods keep him.
  13. Pointy

    Pointy Valued Member

    Sorry to hear of your loss Alansmurf and Dan.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
  14. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    We trained hard last night in Sensei's memory

    I know there will be a few aches bruises and tired people out there Dan 93 !!

    I look up to John as a gentleman martial artist and friend

  15. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Some lovely bruising and swelling around the throat although my Wife appreciates the peace and sends her regards.. lovely hand print on my shoulder as well... Heard Sensei shouting a few times to turn my bloody head on my throws :)

    Remind me to hide next time your looking for an uke.

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