Sensei Coyle (Koyo)'s Memorial

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by makotokai, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. embra

    embra Valued Member

    Lorraine, your Dad was one of the funniest people I have ever met and was not one for heirs and graces.
  2. lorrainemccoll

    lorrainemccoll Valued Member

    Yip, never a truer word said :) his houmor is magical and always had us in fits whilst he just stands there all straight faced and saying: WHAT, WHAT U LAUGHING AT :) :) :).

    Sadly missed but never to be forgotten xxx
  3. warriorofanart

    warriorofanart Valued Member

    I had the immense pleasure of conversing with Koyo on MAP a few times, and his wise words and straight forwardness was an inspiration.

    My condolences to his family.
  4. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    How nice to see a reminder of this thread over Christmas.
    Just to say I will raise a glass in memory of Koyo today.
  5. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    I was re-reading some old posts and came across several of koyo's that made me think fondly of him. His friendship and knowledge is sorely missed. If you're having a few cold ones over the Christmas season, save a toast for koyo.
  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Wife bought me a bottle of Scotch for Christmas. I've got more than just a glass reserved for Koyo.

  7. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Will raise a toast on the holidays to Koyo. :) Fondly remembered he is!
  8. Chris Banks

    Chris Banks Valued Member

    The club xmas night out is on Saturday.....there shall be more than one glass raised in his memory.
  9. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    And me too, when I have a glass. :)
  10. Hatamoto

    Hatamoto Beardy Man Kenobi Supporter

    What was the date he died on again? I like to light a candle and just have a minute thinking of a person on their birthday or date they died.
  11. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    Koyo had good sense of humor. Onetime I posted a large sword. He then put up a sword that takes 2 persons to carry it as if he tried to say, "You think that you have a big sword, I'll show you what a big sword suppose to look like". When he said that he came from "old school", I then realized that he was indeed older than me.
  12. Zabrus

    Zabrus Valued Member

    The first post is from february 9th, mentions monday night. So I would guess it was Monday the 7th of February, 2011.

    But better wait for official confirmation.
  13. Hatamoto

    Hatamoto Beardy Man Kenobi Supporter

    Cheers. It doesn't matter really, I just like to know such things whenever possible. A candle's gonna be lit and a glass raised regardless of the exact date, coz that man was a legend :)
  14. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    A true master, we are all glad to have been blessed with his wise and humorous comments on this forum.

    Still greatly missed and fondly remembered.
  15. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    Still missing our little chats x
  16. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    we all miss Koyo.
  17. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

  18. embra

    embra Valued Member

    RIP Billy Coyle - never forgotten. MAP's funniest and greatest.
  19. Kurai

    Kurai Valued Member

    Couldn't have said it better...
  20. Chris Banks

    Chris Banks Valued Member

    Can't believe it is almost 3 years....a great teacher and friend, greatly missed and thought of often.

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