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Rod Anderson posted a symbolic gesture
Monday, February 15, 2021
For the family of my best friend and teacher for nearly half my life. I am truly sorry for the loss of our Great Great friend, teacher, life inspiration, father who raised 3 ultra fine sons as an inspiration for others to follow and the greatest man I've ever known in my short life time. He was as Master McCabe puts it Bigger than Life and a total reason to be happy knowing him. In later years he was known as the teacher's teacher, with a mind greater than any cpu ever programed and faster with best answerers to respond with Gunfu. Grand Master will be missed without question for the rest of my life with no question about it. I will never forget what he taught me to the best of my ability. Wishing the family strength going forward and the best of health. God will take good care of Grand Master Archibeque from now on. May he rest in peace.
Carol posted a condolence
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Grand Master Archibeque inspired all who met and knew him. As powerful as he was, he was a kind and gentle man. On a visit to Sensei Bill McCabe's class one day, I complimented him on the dragon and tiger shirt he was wearing. At the end of class, he gave it to me; though I was embarrassed by this, it taught me a valuable lesson. And true to his essence, he was willing to give the shirt off his back: that is who he was. Sifu, you were a gift to everyone. Thank you for sharing so generously. Carol Stumpf
Calvin Devereaux posted a condolence
Friday, January 22, 2021
Master Archibeque taught and inspired so many, he made a real difference in the world. While his passing is a heartfelt loss, his influence remains. He was a positive influence and had a great sense of humor. Always a showman in a fun and cheerful way. He loved what he did and that passion was infectious. The only way we can honor him now is to pass along the gifts he so generously shared with us.
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Charles posted a condolence
Sunday, January 17, 2021
For Master Archibeque, Now a dragon sleeps His influence remains Listen to the echo of his passing Charles Wilk Portland, Oregon. Thanks for everything
Donald/Don Wasielewski posted a condolence
Saturday, January 16, 2021
A close friend of mine, invited me to attend Master Archibeque's class. It changed my life, and my perception of the martial arts. I had an opportunity to meet some other martial artists (Roy K. & Russ K.) and began life long friendships with them. My overall experience of Master Archibeque, was one of awe, respect, and inspiration!!! He will be missed, but never forgotten; thanks for making a difference in my life!!!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Master Archibeque, I will never forget you. In my life, you were the game changer. You brought me clarity, insight, skill, discipline, love, and respect, for self and all whom I encountered. Then you lifted me to where I could share your teachings with others. You will always be in my heart. For those who did not know you as well as I, I will add these few extra thoughts. In the Pacific Northwest, you were a figure larger than life. Your feats included driving nails through boards, breaking countless bricks, carrying a refrigerator up three flights of stairs, penetrating sealed plastic soda bottles with your fingers, breaking rocks, boulders, no challange was too great! Once, to commemorate one of my promotions, you brought a 12”x12” piece of plywood, 1” inch thick (that’s 9 layers of veneer!). It took two hits for you to do the break. I have never seen anyone else even attempt such a thing. If that were not enough, you were equally well known for your mastery of pressure points, joint locks, and fighting strategy. Your art manifested as a singular philosophy, requiring that each student return to nature, and develop a personal understanding and awareness of his or her integral package of instincts. Your teachings modeled the psychology, behavior, and movement of animals...a return to the original inspirations for all Martial Arts, as you would say. This ultimately became your individual style, Gun-Fu, Animal Fighting Styles. Your greatest fame came as a teacher to “teachers.” Myself and others. Starting in the late 1970’s, ranking Black Belts, and senior students from other styles began seeking you out, many choosing to stay and undergo an apprenticeship with what they perceived to be a force of nature. Some of those persons are now recognized masters in their own styles, and freely acknowledge their debt to you, as do I. Now, I have only your voice in my memories. I expect to hear you still guiding my ways as I push forward against whatever obstacles come before me.
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