Tribute to Ahti: From GEM in Atlanta

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Tribute to Ahti: From GEM in Atlanta

Postby gemattson » Fri Aug 10, 2001 2:23 am

Forgot my password, so must post this on a forum that doesnt require registering:

After the last workout tonight in Atlanta, Nakahodo sensei asked me to say a few words about Ahti and to lead the class in a brief tribute to honor his memory.

Ahti was a wonderful person, a great martial artist and tireless worker for Uechi-ryu. He was always fun to be with. He will be missed by his many students and his many friends.

Tribute to Ahti: From GEM in Atlanta

Postby Van Canna » Fri Aug 10, 2001 3:14 am

I have a thread going on my forum as well.

Ahti was a great friend and a Uechi pioneer.

He will be sorely missed. I feel fortunate to have been able to spend a week together with him last year.

Mike D. posted the following information:

Contact information is as follows:

Olga Kaend
12672 Scandia St.
Garden Grove, CA 92845 USA
714 894-5627

Viewing & Funeral to be held at

Westminster Memorial Park
14801 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA 9268
714 893-2421


Tue 8/15/01 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Service & Funeral

Wed 8/16/01 1:00 PM

Olga has requested that any gift baskets or flowers be sent to her home.

Please do write to Olga :

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Tribute to Ahti: From GEM in Atlanta

Postby billb366 » Sat Aug 11, 2001 4:00 am

I best remember Ahti at the Hall of Fame Banquet many years ago. Art Rabesa and I were talking to him and Art looked at me and said, "You know Bill, this is one crazy Bas---." Of course coming from Art that meant he greatly respected Ahti and we had a good laugh. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace Ahti. See you down the road.
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