GRAND MASTER FRED MILLER

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

S. HENRY CHO'S SUNSET THURSDAY MARCH 8TH, 2012

S. HENRY CHO
Notified yesterday of the passing of a Great and Legendary Icon in the Martial Arts. A Pioneer in the United States specially with the advent of Korean Karate.
Grand Master Cho had great dynamics in relating to all in the Martial Arts, and was widely accepted as a simple and knowledgeable man by all. Very much respect was commanded by S. Henry Cho, and that is saying he was Loved by the many who knew him including the many from different systems.

S. Henry Cho was and will continue to be a figure of note in the Martial Arts. His body will be interred this week, but his Spirit and teaching Legacy will continue to live in the multitude that knew him and loved him. He has been called by the Almighty to precede our own arrival to the Heavens, where surely Grand Master Cho will be one of the many Great preceding the Greatest Karate Class!!  PLEASE (KEEP) TEACHING ME- Oneigashimasu.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

PASSING OF GRAND MASTER HAPPY "ROBOT" CRUMP- KA SYSTEM

REST IN PEACE,  2010

GRAND MASTER HARRY HAPPY "THE ROBOT" CRUMP PASSED AWAY RECENTLY, AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH FAILING HEALTH.
THE ROBOT FOUGHT VALIANTLY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY LOST- REALLY DID NOT LOOSE SINCE "BEING ABSENT IN THE BODY IS BEING PRESENT IN THE LORD".

HAPPY CRUMP, WAS A MASTER IN THE KA SYSTEM (CREATED BY GREAT GRAND MASTER KARRIEM ABDALLAH), WHO BECAME A FIERCE COMPETITOR AND RE-KNOWN FOR HIS UNIQUE ROBOTIC STYLE IN FIGHTING. HAPPY CRUMP INCORPORATED THIS ROBOTIC STYLE INTO THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS KATA DURING COMPETITION THROUGHOUT THE 1970'S. HE COMPETED IN KATA AND KUMITE IN CIRCLES THAT INCLUDED, BUT WERE NOT LIMITED TO, GRAND MASTER FRED MILLER, GRAND MASTER ERROL BENNETT, GRAND MASTER ABDUL MUTAKKABIR, GRAND MASTER TAYARI CASELL, GRAND MASTER SHELDON WILKENS, GRAND MASTER PHIL MCRAE, GREAT GRAND MASTER KARRIEM ABDULLAH, GRAND MASTER SAM MCGEE, GRAND MASTER GEORGE CRAYTON, GRAND MASTER T. DALTON, GRAND MASTER GREG PERRY, GREAT GRAND MASTER RENO MORALES, GREAT GRAND MASTER WILDCAT MOLINA, AND MANY OTHERS ON A VERY LONG LIST.

GRAND MASTER HAPPY CRUMP MADE HIS MARK IN THE WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS AS "THE ROBOT", BUT HE HAD A BIG HEART THAT PUMPED LOVE FOR HIS MARTIAL ARTS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, STUDENTS, AND EVEN FOES IN THE RING.
MAY THE LORD TAKE HIM TO HIS SIDE, AND HAVE HIM JOIN HEAVEN'S KARATE CLUB.

OSSU!! GRAND MASTER HAPPY CRUMP.  WE SHALL MEET AGAIN,

FRANKLIN PUELLO
NEW YORK

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

karate club in the Celestial Kindom (heaven)

Charles Bonet

‎"Thank you ALL for keeping the memories alive."

Master, Miller touched all our hearts in some form or another.

The same goes to Master Happy Crump.
 It seems that our Heavenly Father, wants to start a karate club in the Celestial Kindom (heaven)..God bless ALL.
Ron Van Clief October 13 at 3:22pm
Franklin, I will unable to come to the memorial celebration for my friend, brother combatant,extraordinarily talented individual.
We competed many times in the 1960's and 1970's... He was an excellent technician in kata and sparring...
 
May he rest in peace with much respect and admiration,
 
 RON VANCLIEF
Teddy Wilson October 22 at 3:35pm
This was a great video and all respects to Master Fred Miller, he was a good friend and a great martial artist, we use to be sparring partners in the early 70's at Bronx community college
Since I've been living outside the U.S. for so long and didn't know had passed away

Passing of Grand Master Fred Miller

Luis Ruiz October 22 at 4:44pm
Oosh, to all you Senor Masters & Instructors !
 I grew up in the 70's fighting in numerous tournments by the side of my first instructor and father mentor Master Ron Headerson, that many of you knew or seen him in the fighting circuit.
I lost him a few years ago, and over the years there have been a few more mentors that have past and now another Great one !
I will be there Saturday to pay my respects Luis Ruiz Oooosh !!

The Passing of Master Fred Miller

by Malcolm E Livingston on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 7:08pm



Saturday Oct. 2, 2010 - Family, friends, and a small group of former students came out to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Frederick C. Miller- World Light Heavyweight Champion (undefeated) and who had trained more than 50 years in the martial arts.

I did not sleep too well last night, so with a solemn heart I decided to write these words.


There are those who are with you much of your life, contributing very little to it; in a meaningful way.  And then there is the rare individual who but for a brief time, manages to forge the very foundation upon which you exist.
For me, that man was Frederick Chamberlain Miller; a masterful teacher, skilled technician, and ferocious fighter, who was the first to teach me the ways of self-mastery through martial arts.
In no uncertain terms, he was my idol; a ghetto legend who seemed to rise above the cold harsh realities of inner-city life.  When kids my age were busy purchasing the latest thing with Bruce Lee’s face on it, I was running to the newsstand hoping to see a picture of Fred in one of the latest martial art magazines.  Yeah, we all called him Fred; he was sort of informal like that, we all came from the same “hood”.  But don’t get it twisted, he was not viewed by me as a peer or friend; in a young boy’s eyes he was much too grand for that.  When I say I was in awe of him, I am not joking, I would spend hours each day trying to emulate his every movement; the way he held his hands, his kicks, his combinations, and especially his cat stance, which he often used as a ploy to lure opponents into believing they could rush him.  To this day, I’ve never seen anyone be able to generate so much power from that position; I’ve seen him sit in a deep cat stance and throw a lead-leg front kick and still double-over a heavy bag.  That’s some serious power for you!  The average practitioner would probably find it difficult matching this feat even from the back leg in a fighting stance.
No doubt, the man was incredible, and I am honored and proud to say I was one of his students.  However, I am deeply saddened by his passing, not just because I will miss him, but because I never got the opportunity to tell him personally, what he had meant to my life.
In honest, quiet reflection, I think that he would have been proud of the man, the father, and the teacher I have become.  “If it is true that we will all meet again, let it be so; in a small musty gym with no windows, drenched with the sweat of our effort and the tears of sheer pursuit.  Let it be so, that once again I find myself in line with my brothers, with Master Fred C Miller utterly working us into the ground.”

Malcolm Livingston