Friday, June 22, 2012

Taika Oyata passes away

Taika Seiyu Oyata passed away Monday morning, June 18 2012.  Taika Oyata was an expert of classical Okinawan martial arts.  His passing is a great loss for the martial arts community.  Taika Oyata was renowned for his immense skill in Tuite-jutsu, Kyusho-jutsu, Atemi-jutsu and the breakdown of kata (Bunkai), as well as Kobudo (classical weaponry).  His knowledge, skill, and teachings were an invaluable treasure.  Mr. Oyata’s legacy lives on – as dedicated practitioners continue to train, and as they pass on the knowledge to future generations.  

This is the obituary from the Kansas City Star: