Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > General

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 09-07-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
Dojo: ShinToKai
Location: Salvador-Bahia/Brazil
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 21
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Ontem, 06 de setembro de 2002(24:30), em virtude de uma parada cardíaca acompanhada de complicações respiratórias, meu pai nos deixou...

Yesterday, september 6th(00:30), due to a heart attack followed by respiratory complications, my father left us...

Ubaldo Castilho de Alcântara (conhecido tambem como Kallikrates ou Yamantaka) foi durante toda sua vida um apaixonado pelas artes e pela vida.

Ubaldo Castilho de Alcântara (a .k. a. Kallikrates, Yamantaka ) was , during all his lifetime, in love with arts and life.

Envolvido com artes marciais desde a infância (iniciando-se pelo JuJutsu Japonês com mestre Biuza aos 14 anos), veio a se tornar mais conhecido através do TaeKwonDo (modalidade que ajudou a oficializar no Brasil), tendo experimentado todas as que estivessem a seu alcance, não por querer ser uma "máquina de combate", mas pela paixão e curiosidade de aprender.

Conected to martial arts since his childhood ( initiated through japanese JuJutsu, with master Biuza when he was 14), became known thrgough the art of Tae KwonDo (which he helped to officialize in Brazil), having experimented with all arts at his reach, not to become a "killing machine", but simple because of his passion and curiosity to learn.

Leitor compulsivo, devorava tudo que estivesse a seu alcance, desenvolvendo uma impressionante cultura geral e capacidade de pesquisa.

Compulsive reader, would devour all that was at his reach, developing an amazing scope of knowledge and research skills.

Se estou hoje envolvido em artes marciais, sua influência é inquestionável e fundamental.

If i am envolved in martial arts, his influence is beyond questioning and certainly a cornerstone.

Sua visão de "arte pela arte" e da "cultura e habilidade caminhando juntas" moldaram não só meu treino, mas essencialmente meu caráter.

His vision of "ars gratia ars" and "Culture and skill walking side-by-side" molded not only my training, but above all, my character.

Além de seus filhos (eu, meu irmão Adriano e minha irmã Magda), sua vida tocou uma infinidade de vidas, através de seu exemplo e seus atos.

Along with his children (me, my brother Adriano and my sister Magda), his life touched an infinity amount of others, through, example and deeds.

Por dar um valor extremo a sua dignidade, não atingiu a "glória e a fortuna" que são normalmente vistos como a insígnia do sucesso...

As a person that gave great value to his dignity, he didin't reached "fortune and glory" that so often are seem as the badges of success...

Não, seu único troféu foi o direito de olhar todo e qualquer homem nos olhos , de cabeça erguida.
No, his only trophie was to be able to look at any man right in the eye and be able to stand with his head held high.

Jamais me recuperarei de sua ausência...me conforta porém, saber que muitos são os amigos a me apoiarem nesse momento de dor e muitos são os que partilham dessa saudade que nunca há de se esvair...

I shall never recover from his absence...my source of comfort is to know that many are the friends to support me in this moment of grief and many are those who share these sense of loss that shall never fade...

Renato Alcântara
Salvador, 07 de setembro de 2002

P.S.: here is the last picture of him, in my brother's graduation, smiling...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	adriano's graduation.jpg
Views:	295
Size:	20.6 KB
ID:	82  

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and i- i took the one less traveled by,- and that has made all the diference!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 09:31 PM   #2
akiy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 6,003

My sincerest condolensces to you, your family, Ubaldo's friends, and his loved ones.

His love for aikido was evident in every message that he posted here and elsewhere (Aikido-L, Aikido Journal). His memory will not fade here.

He will be missed.

With sympathy,

-- Jun

Please help support AikiWeb -- become an AikiWeb Contributing Member!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 09:49 PM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 794
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences.

Rachel Massey
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 09:52 PM   #4
Peter Boylan
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 291

I'm deeply saddened to hear this. I've spent quite a lot of enjoyable time corresponding with your father about all aspects of budo, and I will miss those discussions with him very much. You have all my sympathy and tears.

With sorrow,

Peter Boylan

Peter Boylan
Mugendo Budogu LLC
Budo Books, Videos, Equipment from Japan
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 09:53 PM   #5
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 427

I have stood where you are and know that words can only convey so much. I will stand in that place with you now, in heart and spirit. We are all held in the Light and bound together, in the flesh or beyond.

Yours in Aiki~~

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 10:11 PM   #6
SeiserL's Avatar
Location: Florida Gulf coast
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,888
Deepest condolences and compassion to you and yours.

Until again,


Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 10:17 PM   #7
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,319
I share Peter's sentiments. I am shocked by the suddeness have only recently communicated privately with him. I have lost a friend, debating partner, michi brother.

My sympathies to you and your family. I am truely saddened.
Peter Boylan wrote:

I'm deeply saddened to hear this. I've spent quite a lot of enjoyable time corresponding with your father about all aspects of budo, and I will miss those discussions with him very much. You have all my sympathy and tears.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 10:44 PM   #8
Chuck Clark
Chuck Clark's Avatar
Dojo: Jiyushinkan
Location: Monroe, Washington
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,134

What a shock! I echo the sentiments of the others for you and all of your family.

I enjoyed several years of communication with Ubaldo and will miss his wit, heart, and love of budo. He was a friend and will be missed.

My heart goes out to you all.


Chuck Clark
Jiyushinkai Aikibudo
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 12:56 AM   #9
tedehara's Avatar
Dojo: Evanston Ki-Aikido
Location: Evanston IL
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 826
I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. My deepest condolences for you and your family.

He will be much missed.

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
About Ki
About You
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 01:12 AM   #10
Bronson's Avatar
Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,677

My condolences and sympathy go out to you and yours.


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 04:58 AM   #11
Dojo: Bristol University Dojo
Location: Bristol UK
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 28

I miss him and I knew him only through the internet How more must you miss him.

My regrets and condolences.


  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 05:10 AM   #12
Location: Western Australia
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 241
Hello Renato

Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss.

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 05:50 AM   #13
Dojo: Lunds Aikidoklubb
Location: Lund, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 273
May your father rest in peace...

Jakob Blomquist
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 05:54 AM   #14
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 768

I'm deeply saddened by this. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 08:33 AM   #15
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 334
My condolences also..

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 08:57 AM   #16
Jim ashby
Dojo: Phoenix Coventry
Location: Coventry, England
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 303
My deepest sympathy.


Vir Obesus Stola Saeptus
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 11:55 AM   #17
Peter Goldsbury
Peter Goldsbury's Avatar
Dojo: Hiroshima Kokusai Dojo
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 2,241
Dang! I am so sorry Ubaldo has gone from us so soon.

For the few years I have posted on this bulletin board I have come to know Ubaldo as a sharp but gentle critic, but more especially as a good friend. I was so much looking forward to meeting him in person next year.

Alas, this is not to be. However, I am sure, Renato, that your father has taught you all you need to continue training in you dojo in the best possible way.

In the meantime, please accept my deepest sympathy.

Yours sincerely,

Peter A Goldsbury

P A Goldsbury
Kokusai Dojo,
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 12:15 PM   #18
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 237
I echo what everyone else has said; I'll truly miss reading your father's posts here and on other forums. My deepest condolences.

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 03:17 PM   #19
Dojo: Sheffield Shodokan Dojo
Location: Sheffield, UK
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 524
My condolences also.

He will be greatly missed.


  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 05:36 PM   #20
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
Although I did not personally know your father, we did have some interesting posts online. I had considered his opinions to be that of a much younger man. Maybe that is what is was... in his heart and soul.

I hope his spirit can travel to meet our friends who have passed into the energy of the universe, sometimes called heaven. From this time forth, I shall remember him for the man on earth, and I will remember him as being reborn in heaven, where he can meet and talk to all the great spirits who have left this earth.

My sorrow is for your loss, but my heart smiles when I think of his spiritual rebirth.

I pray his spirit will watch over all of us.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 06:31 PM   #21
JohnDavis's Avatar
Dojo: None...None near me and I can't afford dues anyway.
Location: Bristol, VA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 32

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your father, as well as that of the Intermont Aikido Club of Virginia Intermont College, of which I'm the founder.

I enjoyed your father's posts on Aikido-L these past few years. His were always thoughtful, insightful and educational (and not too unusually fun).

May his memory be a blessing to you.


Happy Shugyo,

John B. Davis
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 08:18 PM   #22
Shoshin's Avatar
Dojo: SEIKI Dojo
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14

Lamento mucho la pérdida de tu padre. Espero que encuentres paz en ls buenos recuerdos de su vida.

Daniel NEVES

Centro de Difusión del Aikido


Daniel "Shoshin" NEVES
Centro de Difusión del Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2002, 10:41 PM   #23
Dojo: ShinToKai
Location: Salvador-Bahia/Brazil
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 21
I want to thank to all of you.

Due to his health, my father was unable to do one of the things that he loved the most: to train!

Thanks to these forums, he was able to keep in touch with martial arts and contribute in some way.

You gave him something to keep his mind "sharp" for and direct his creative energy.

Every day he was eager to read your posts and bring them to me so we could spend long hours debating about our views of what he read

I am very sorry for those who didn't had the chance to meet him (specially Goldsburg Sama, that my father was so excited to meet next year).

I am not sorry for him; he lived the life he wanted and, in some degree, passed way as he choosed.

I am sorry for me, for the children i'll have (who will be unable to hear his jokes and laugh of his pranks), and for all who will have to live without his presence.

He will be forever in our hearts and memories.

All best


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and i- i took the one less traveled by,- and that has made all the diference!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2002, 12:13 AM   #24
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
I deeply regret not having the chance to know more of him and learn more from him. I'm sorry for your loss.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2002, 04:11 AM   #25
JJF's Avatar
Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 801
Could we all be so lucky as to have an all consuming interest and a loving family to fill our days with hope and joy.

He will be missed and I send you all my sincere condolences

- Jørgen Jakob Friis

Inspiration - Aspiration - Perspiration
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh my what a night Dajo251 General 7 06-06-2006 11:42 AM
Aikido is only as good as the person... justinmaceachern General 13 02-21-2006 12:39 PM
What is good ukemi? John Matsushima Techniques 20 12-27-2004 10:31 PM
Relationships on the mat. A good thing? Troy General 10 06-01-2004 12:19 PM
Rank! Good or bad? Erik General 9 07-13-2000 12:46 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:10 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2018 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2018 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate