Posted 2020-08-23 21:54:11 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: https://www.gofundme.com/f/official-...vecchio-aikido
I just got word that Linda Lee Vecchio (7th dan) has passed away. Vecchio received her shodan in 1969 and continued to train and teach aikido for over 45 years. She was a long time student of Yoshimitsu Yamada.
From this <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/official-funeral-funds-for-linda-vecchio-aikido">GoFundMe page</a> to help fund her funeral, her family writes, "She lived her life only to do better, be better, and show the world a woman can be strong and handle any task a man can do. She loved to prove that point. She never turned away from anybody asking for help. Not only did she teach martial arts, she taught how to live life; how to be strong in mind not just body."
My condolences go out to her family, friends, students, and loved ones.
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