Sensei Kiyoshi Death, Obituary – With a heavy heart, I must convey the somber news of Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki’s passing. As I attempt to find the right words, I’m struck by the immense difficulty of encapsulating the profound loss felt by myself and our senior members. His departure leaves a void that mere words struggle to fill.
Sensei Yamazaki wasn’t just a teacher; he was a guiding light for me and countless others. His teachings resonated deeply, not only as a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement, but also as a personal connection. His presence exuded an aura that knitted us together, forging a bond beyond the dojo’s walls.
The memories I’ve amassed over the past three decades with Sensei Yamazaki are treasures I wish to share in person someday. His legacy is a beacon that guides my training, keeping his teachings alive within me. Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki was a pillar of wisdom and strength, leaving an indelible mark on our lives.
“Don’t forget you need strong foundation, good education… A B C,” he’d remind us, emphasizing the essence of building upon solid principles. The dojo, to him, was a family. He believed the youth held our future and encouraged us to persevere, embracing a full mind, full body, and strong spirit. “Enjoy life, good balance, then Harmony,” his wisdom echoed.
As we navigate this time of loss, our thoughts are with his family and the extended family of the Ryobu-Kai. The legacy he crafted, the values he instilled, and the unity he fostered remain a testament to his impact. Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki’s light may have dimmed, but its glow lives on in each of us who had the privilege of walking the path he illuminated.