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 Post subject: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Just heard that Joe passed away. He will be missed. by many.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Nuestra mas sentidas condolencia a su familia, amigos y estudiantes.
Sentimos un pesar muy profundo por esta gran perdida.
Descanse en paz.
Carlos Ciriza Sensei.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:05 pm 
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My deepest sympathy to family and friends_ this is a great loss to the martial arts world. He was truly an inspiration for so many of us.

Rest in peace friend. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Watching Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace and others was one thing that started me on my martial arts journey. Even took lessons for a short while at one of his schools in West Palm Beach Florida. Didn't think there was anyone faster with a jab/backfist. He will be missed. Prayers go out to his family and friends.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:52 pm 
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I've never felt this way before.

Rest in Peace, Sensei.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:01 am 
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Rest in Peace, Joe Lewis.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:23 pm 
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As a kid I had the opportunity to see you win a first ever heavyweight full-contact karate championship, along with the likes of Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. I remember how impressed my Japanese-born karate instructor was with you.

As an adult I got the opportunity to work with you - if only briefly.

You're crazy Joe. You're insanely intense and you have an inhuman work ethic. I like that in a man. On my better days, I resemble that description. On my better days...

R.I.P., my friend. You fought the good fight and you won in ways that matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Joe Lewis... R.I.P.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:01 pm 
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PAIN- delivering & recieving

My friend Trey and I dicussed the bonding element of JLFS, it was 'the test,' or as its referred to in legal systems- "The Beat-In.". The delivery & the endurance of these primal initiations was what we shared. The guys that didn't cut-it aren't around anymore. Everyone got back up, said they were fine and went back in for another helping. Collectively, we all endured and honestly were not bothered by the pain we incurred during the test. Physical pain, we deal with everyday and it really doesn't bother us. My friend Joe's death HURTS. A pain we are not use to dealing with. I feel that collectively, as individuals, daily we go to our 'crying spots' and weep like a 4yr old lost in a department store. I know I do.- Happy face, "I'm fine," then off to the bathroom to weep again, freshen up and collect ourselves. The toughest men & women I know and we are shut down by our loss. To paraphrase Ving Rhames in PULP FICTION- "...No, I am not fine, I'm far from fine. I'm pretty much F¥£€Ed up...".
Joe would laugh at me and want me (us) to laugh.
Let's all go out and get someone to pull our finger or 'crack our back' and lets fart on them, today.
My grief is all selfish. I miss my friend.

(And now, Joe would call me a 'Homo.'")

Seminar tomorrow night....Eulogy in N.C. ......Memorial workot with JLFS blackbelts ....Military Funeral......reception.

Then the journey continues..... I will always share, and never forget the wisdom, confidence, friendship and love that Joe instilled in me over the last 30 years Goodbye my friend and thank you....I will make you proud your legacy will live on through me

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