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Björn Jonzon, IOGKF Sweden

When the sad news that Sensei Leon past away reached me I informed my students and we talked about our shared memories. Some years ago, here in my dojo, Sensei Leon asked how long time it takes from Stockholm to the north part of Sweden, “Norma and I wish to […]

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Desiree Chen, IOGKF Canada

Sensei Leon is gentle, generous and rooted, He protects, guards and nourishes, He is like a big sacred tree, He energies those around him. May I suggest that each IOGKF country plant or dedicate a tree in memory of sensei Leon, and with each day, we grow in body and […]

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Kathy

Good-Bye Sensei, The phone rings and then the sad news. Sensei Yehuda Pantanowitz has passed away. Well, when they told me the sad news, I felt that my heart stopped beating and my pain will never go away. I felt little pieces of me falling, shattering. Shards falling on me, […]

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Paul Coleman, England

I was saddened today by the news of Yehuda “Leon” Pantanowitz passing away. I have many fond memories of time spent with him on many occasions. May his family find the strength and courage to see through this difficult time. Until we all meet again in the “Big Dojo in […]

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Torben Svendsen IOGKF, Denmark

Shocked and paralyzed is just about how I’ve felt over the last few days. Norma, the IOGKF, the karate world, mankind has just lost a great contributor to peace, justice and happiness. I feel like I’m torn apart. Sensei Leon Pantanowitz was much more than a karate instructor whom I […]

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Victor de la Rosa IOGKF-Peru

Please receive our deepest sympathy on the passing of Sensei Leon Pantanowitz, from IOGKF PERU. I had the pleasure of meeting Sensei Pantanowitz at the Chief Instructor Gasshuku in San Diego California in 1994 and I remember him in my memory as a great human being. That is why and […]

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S. Sudo IOGKF Venezuela

I just opened today my E-mail box and I’m in shock about this news. I’m really sad that Yehuda (Leon) Pantanowitz passed away, He was a great Karate practicioneer, a great Master, an Intelligent man who talked and studied about the roots and the principles of Karate. An important person […]