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In Memoriam - Maestro Peter G. Urban, Ph.D.
With honor and love of our Maestro, We share our stories...
John Austino Jr. 7` and John Austino 8`
I remember in the 1990's at Al Gotay's tournament, me and my teacher Zumar X Mayo were chatting, or should I say my teacher was fussing at me. For marking my body with tattoo's. I put our patch on my arm. well, in the middle of the argument, Grand Patriarch, Peter Urban, grabbed my arm and said good work! He looked at me and said; "if you're not going to be a Career Sensei, I'm gonna have to take this arm off and give it to somebody who will use it better."
I moved from NYC leaving my job with transit as a Train Operator, went to Cape Cod, and got myself a two story store in the plaza, and became a Career Sensei. Thanks To Maestro Urban, I now do 4 things in my life: Martial arts, fish, spend time with my 6 children, and with 6 children you know the 4th, I spend time with my wife.
Peace and Love Maestro Urban. From your Great Grandson in Goju, Kyoshi Lord Utmost Amor EL.
It is a great loss for the Martial Arts world,
and I am deeply sorry to here Grand Master Urban has passed away. I
will always hold dear the times I visited him in Williamstown.
Sensei Urban had been my instructor for several years. I was fortunate to live near Sensei when he lived in NJ and spent many days at a few different residences that he had. I would go over to visit Sensei frequently and he would always tell me stories and play chess ( and sometimes analyze my kata). I sure am going to miss those days. I feel that we should all continue our mourning and on April 25th celebrate the life of a wonderful Teacher who will still continue to live with us in our hearts and souls. I also feel that after we honor our Teacher that he would want us to remember his most basic lesson: "Today is Now!" We have so many other organizations that have stemmed from the USA GoJu system such as Nisei GoJu, Chinese GoJu, as well as many others.
He would want us to move forward with our lives and training. We should never forget what Sensei Urban has done for the martial arts and for us personally.
He has touched many different lives in one way or another. I'm sure Sensei has had more of an impact than most of us realize in the martial arts.
Steve Phillips-Godan USA GoJu