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Old 09-27-2010, 05:16 AM   #1
alex padilla
Dojo: Manila Aikido Club, Philippines
Location: Malaysia
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 24
Sensei Camar passes away

The Passing of Manuel "Omar" N. Camar Shihan, 8th Dan

Manila Aikido Club formerly Philippine Aiki-Kai mourns the lost of Omar Camar Shihan.
He died of a heart attack while undergoing dialysis last 22nd of September, 2010.
A ceremony was organized yesterday to celebrate his life, achievements and contributions to the world of Aikido.
His body is now flown to Bicol, his homeland to settle for his final resting place.

A very brief Aikido introduction of Omar Camar Shihan:

He started his Aikido in the 60's.
In the 70's he became chief instructor of Manila Aikido Club and became Aikido representative of then Republic of the Philippines.
In the 80's he became Aikido instructor to the Presidential Unit of President Marcos.
Around the 90's, most military and police personnel were trained under the banner of Manila Aikido Club.
This also marks the formation of the PNP (Philippine National Police) Aikido Club.
From year 2000 onwards, his undying dedication to Aikido promoted it as a curriculum in PNPA (Philippine National Police Academy) and PNTI (Philippine National Training Institute).
Through all those years, he have travelled to most part of the Philippines to propagate Aikido.
And, from the late 90's up to 2006 he have travelled across continents to participate in Aikido outside of the Philippines.

Omar Camar Shihan is credited for training most of the senior Aikidoka's in the Philippines.
He will forever remain as one of the strongest pillars of Aikido in the Philippines.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

I am sorry to hear of the death of your teacher Camar Sensei.
It is heartening to see that his students recognise his life.
My condolences to his family and students.

Henry Ellis
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
Dojo: aikido academy/alhambra,california
Location: Los Angeles, California
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 371
Re: Sensei Camar passes away

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Omar Camar Shihan.

Prayers and sympathy alone are not sufficient in this time of loss.

May Camar Shihan rest in peace.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Dojo: Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui Group Philippines
Location: Plymouth, UK
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Posts: 492
Re: Sensei Camar passes away

Nakikiramay po kami sa pamilya ni Camar Sensei at kanyang mga estudyante.

Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

I'm so very sorry.

Janet Rosen
"peace will enter when hate is gone"--percy mayfield
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:21 PM   #6
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

I am sorry to hear that the Philippines has lost a leader in your Aikido community. I am sure that his vision and teachings will continue to live on in the spirit and practice of those who studied under him.

Marc Abrams
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:59 AM   #7
Dojo: Aikido Philippines
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

Condolence to the family and students of Camar Sensei.

Aikido Philippines.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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Dojo: Oregon Ki Society
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

My deepest condolences to the family and his students. I am sure his legacy will continue on. May he rest in peace.

Plus Ki
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:24 PM   #9
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

My condolences to Camar sensei's family, friends, students, and loved ones.

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:35 AM   #10
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Re: Sensei Camar passes away

My condolences to the Camar family, his students and the P.I. Mr. Omar 'Boy' Camar's influence has reached across the ocean and into America.
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