In memory of Hanshi Denis St John Thomson

11/07/1940 - 02/09/2009

Hanshi Denis will be missed by all members of Kushido, and indeed all who ever trained with him. He dedicated his life to promoting and developing Karate-do, Kubudo and Tai Chi Chuan with an enthusiasm that is legendary. Many of the Kobudo (traditional Okinawan weapons) katas were designed by him and are now practiced world wide. His legacy have had a lasting influence on the world of martial arts. True to his calling he was still teaching up until his last days.

The Man of Calling does not heap up possessions
The more he does for others,
the more he possesses.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has.

- Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching


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