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Kimo Wall Sensei

May 26, 1943 – November 22, 2018

Billy Wall
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Condolence From: C. David Pierce
Condolence: I first met Kimo Sensei when I attended a demonstration as a 17 year old college freshman at S.U N.Y. Alfred in 1972. After two years of intensive training, I traveled to his dojo in Santa Ana, CA where he personally tested and promoted me to the rank of shodan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do. I'm extremely proud and honored to be one of Kimo Wall's yudansha.
He was an amazing karateka! I've never seen anyone to equal his focus, power and precision.
After that summer in Santa Ana, I never saw him again. However, I was overjoyed to learn that, several years ago, he had made Jesus the Lord of his life. And so Kimo Sensei until we see each other again, Arigato gozaimashita.
Your Deshi,
C. David Pierce
Friday December 28, 2018
Condolence From: Eddie Oppedisano
Condolence: Kimo Wall Sensei was a mentor, friend and inspiration throughout my adult life. I trained under Kimo Sensei at Umass Amherst and remained close every since. He inspired all to be curious, humble, honorable and sincere. My family extends our condolences to his daughters. Kimo Sensei will never be forgotten and always remembered as a warrior, teacher, friend, and a shining light.
Sunday December 09, 2018
Condolence From: Klaus and Barb Peterson
Condolence: We want to say it was an honor to train with Kimo Sensei, his knowledge was so special, so pure. To his daughters we’re so sorry for your loss. His friendship meant the world to us, heaven is a better place now. God Bless you All.
Friday November 30, 2018
Condolence From: Maj. Bill Hayes, USMC (Ret.)
Condolence: A Marine's Marine and the perfect person to receive and pass on Okinawa's martial culture, Kimo Wall, Sensei, was special in every sense of the word. My friend for over 50 years exemplified the ideals inherent in Okinawan karate-do and kobudo and worked tirelessly (but, joyfully) to spread the essence of the unique arts developed in the Ryukyu Islands. His reputation was permanently established long ago through his high skills and big spirit. His legacy will endure through the work and teachings of his many students and the fond memories of him held by all who knew him. His eternal and peaceful rest is guaranteed - Heaven just wouldn't be complete without his presence.
Thursday November 29, 2018
Condolence From: Richard and Cindy Long
Condolence: Kimo Sensei first came to our dojo Easter Sunday weekend April, 1999. We had arranged a seminar through a mutual martial arts acquaintance, and after two days of training (and seeing our Grandson right after he was born that Easter Sunday, April 4th). We had a mutual respect. When he was getting ready to hit the road in his van again I told him I didn't want to change my basics, but I wanted to learn from him and he said, "I'll come back and we'll see what you've done with what I've taught you and we'll take it from there."
That was the start of what developed into Sensei becoming part of the family with us here at Belen Goju Ryu Karate. He usually lived at our Dojo and once, at a one of our student's house, for almost a year but the road always called him. He was at peace here. A place he could rest. (Belen in Spanish is Bethlehem) We treasure all of the times we had together training or seeing the sights or hanging around the house on a Sunday eating and watching football.
Our understanding and knowledge of Okinawan Goju Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo is so much greater because of Sensei. He is the last instructor we will have until we meet again on the other side. Rest in Peace in the love of God.
Wednesday November 28, 2018
Condolence From: Fernando Rosado
Condolence: To all of us who have shared Sensei's love of Karate, a heartfelt condolence.

He was one of a kind, devoted,interested,sincere and fun!

We will miss you!

F
Wednesday November 28, 2018
Condolence From: Michael Ciraco
Condolence: I have great memories of training with Kimo Sensei. We met at a symposium in SC about 13 years ago. We connected immediately when I told him my training was in Shoreikan Goju-Ryu. He came to stay in my home while teaching seminars at my dojo.
Some one told me that no one is truly gone until everyone that remembers them is gone too.
Kimo Sensei you live in all our hearts and minds forever,
May God bless you!
Tuesday November 27, 2018
Condolence From: Ronnie Cimorosi
Condolence: Kimo Sensei inspired and touched the hearts of many people as only the great ones can. He has brought many good people together. His teaching with be with us for many years and and generations to come. What an honor to have talked and trained with him.
After training at Jay Sensei’s house we were sitting at the dining table eating honey dew melon. There were a few moments of silence and Kimo Sensei had his eyes closed but I could see he was practicing kata by the way he was moving his body, he opened his eyes and I said practicing kata Kimo Sensei? He replied always Ronnie Sensei, train hard, train often.


May God bless you Kimo Sensei, May he bless your daughters and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

Monday November 26, 2018
Condolence From: Jesus M Jimenez
Condolence: It was an honor to be Kimo Wall student. We will never forget him. My condolence to his daughters.
Monday November 26, 2018