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Peter Goldsbury
01-30-2012, 01:13 AM
Hello,

I was very surprised to read on Facebook that Raul Rodrigo has recently passed away. Raul was a frequent contributor to the Aikiweb discussion forums. Sincere condolences to family, friends and aikidoka in the Philippines.

P A Goldsbury

aikishihan
01-30-2012, 01:58 AM
Indeed, sincere condolences to the family and friends of Raul Rodrigo.

His contributions were always respectful and interesting.

May he Rest in Peace!

David Orange
01-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Hello,

I was very surprised to read on Facebook that Raul Rodrigo has recently passed away. Raul was a frequent contributor to the Aikiweb discussion forums. Sincere condolences to family, friends and aikidoka in the Philippines.

P A Goldsbury

I join you both in these sentiments.

David

batemanb
01-30-2012, 02:42 AM
Having not been on here much in the last couple of years, I was just by sheer coincidence going through a couple of old PM messages from Raul sitting in my inbox. This was the first thread I saw after reading....

Sincere condolences.

Mario Tobias
01-30-2012, 02:50 AM
So, so shocked and sad to hear of his passing. He is a leading figure in the Philippine Aikido community and very young.

I was looking forward to training with him my trip this march. If you want to really test your aiki, then HE was the guy you go to, nobody else and I mean nobody else. He was immovable. But even with such a strong strong build, his Aikido was graceful, light, effortless yet powerful. Highly knowledgeable and skilled in the martial arts, he is a true Aikidoka.

Rest in Peace Raul, you will be missed.

CitoMaramba
01-30-2012, 03:16 AM
I had the privilege of training with Raul in several seminars conducted by various Aikido shihan in the Philippines. He was great to practise with and we always had short conversations afterwards. We also had good exchanges of information on Aikiweb, both in private messages and in the forums. He will be greatly missed.
Sa pamilya at kaibigan ni Raul, nakikiramay po ako.
(To the family and friends of Raul, I extend my most sincere condolences.)

Mannix Moya
01-30-2012, 04:48 AM
RIP Raul

Demetrio Cereijo
01-30-2012, 06:06 AM
My condolences to his family and friends.

Diana Frese
01-30-2012, 07:09 AM
So sorry for your loss, eveyone, and thank you for sharing your posts. Especial condolences to the family and friends, it is so sad, but the warm memories will persist and comfort over time.

n.puertollano
01-30-2012, 07:57 AM
I was about to post the news but I saw this thread. I am at the wake and sharing your post to the people here. We were with Raul just last night finishing up a 2 day seminar with Kuribayashi Sensei. So it was a shock to wake up and contact his wife Nancy to confirm the news and break the news to his aikido family. He was an encyclopedia of aikido history. He will be missed on and off the mat. Thank you everyone for your kind words.

akiy
01-30-2012, 10:16 AM
I am very sorry and sad to receive this news.

My condolences to Raul's family, friends, and loved ones.

-- Jun

Marc Abrams
01-30-2012, 10:21 AM
Raul was an informed voice of reason and will be missed!

RIP

Marc Abrams

Janet Rosen
01-30-2012, 10:34 AM
I'm so sorry his voice is stilled. Condolences to his family, students, friends.

mathewjgano
01-30-2012, 10:42 AM
I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed reading what he had to say. He will be remembered and missed. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

phitruong
01-30-2012, 11:28 AM
sad day in deed. condolences to Raul's friends and family.

thisisnotreal
01-30-2012, 11:29 AM
I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to Rauls' friends and family.

Cady Goldfield
01-30-2012, 11:35 AM
This is a shock and a great sorrow. His presence and many contributions here will be missed terribly. My heartfelt condolences to his wife, family and friends.

ze'ev erlich
01-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Raul Sensei will be missed... I am so sorry to hear about it.
RIP

akiy
01-30-2012, 04:57 PM
Here is an article that I found on Raul's passing:

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/246259/lifestyle/people/writer-raul-rodrigo-passes-away

-- Jun

rulemaker
01-31-2012, 01:04 AM
Rest in Peace.

RuteMendes
01-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Oh... :( I'm sorry to hear that!

RIP Raul Rodrigo! He'll always be in our hearts and minds :)
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

bleepbeep
01-31-2012, 08:22 PM
RIP Raul. Thank you for supporting aikido. ma mi meet mo na si O sensei doon!

crbateman
02-02-2012, 11:15 PM
This just sucks... :(