Takaatsu Nishimura Late of Fitzroy North

Takaatsu Nishimura passed on 11 October 2021 aged 76 years.

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Eduardo Guerrios — 1 November 2021

Mis condolencias para toda su familia ,amigos y la comunidad de karate Do por la prdida de Nishimura Sensei. Que descanses en Paz. D:.D:.D:.

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José Miguel Peña — 27 October 2021

There are no words to describe how sorry I am for Sensei departure. My deepest condolences to his family and to JKA Australia.OSS !!

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Keith Geyer — 27 October 2021

Rest in Peace Nishimura Sensei. Thank you for your friendship! I will miss our regular meetings and hot chocolates, where we used to chat and laugh about old karate stories. Our favourite when we graded together in 2000. My sincere condolences to your wife and family. Keith

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Philip Barr — 25 October 2021

Rest in Peace Sensei. It was an great privilege to have known and trained with you. My deepest condolences to your family

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Otake Tetsuo — 24 October 2021

I wanted to send this message many days now but it is hard for me to find the right words.... We have talked recently on the phone and I can't believe you have gone...You have showed me the way that I have followed in my life.From the quiet corner of my dojo on a Sunday, cloudy morning here in Athens, I am sending my deepest and sincere condolences to all your family and especially to Robyn and Tanya...

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Sawada Kazuhiro — 23 October 2021

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Mark Waterhouse — 20 October 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Nishimura Sensei several times in Japan and had nice talks with him. He was a kind and humble gentleman and I know he will be dearly missed by his loved ones and many people around the world.My sincere condolences.

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Peter and Marian Dobos — 19 October 2021

Dear Robyn, Tanya and Peter and the rest of your large family,We send you our sincere thoughts and condoleances. May the memories of Takaatsu remain with you always bringing a smile on your faces and a warm feeling in your hearts.

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Hussain Ali Changezi — 19 October 2021

My sincere condolences on sad demise of Takaatsu Nishimura Shihan Director JKA Asia Oceania Federation to his family and JKA Australia. It was honour meetings Shihan at JKA Asia Oceania Conferences and JKA HQ Tokyo. A great loss to JKA and Karate. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

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Jean-Pierre Cusson — 19 October 2021

Sincere condolences to all his family, students and friends. Jean-Pierre and Manon

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Asana Mahmood — 19 October 2021

Its a pity to have lost a great JKA Shihan to me its very important text book we have lost for those who took information from the book are ok but those who where reluctant and dint read the book its gone for ever and you have missed the chance may nishimura shihan soul rest in eternal peace.Oss Thank you am sensei asana in uganda.

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Juan Carmona — 19 October 2021

La JKA ESPAA, y en mi nombre, lamentamos la perdida de Nishimura Sensei, darles nuestras condolencias a su familia y a toda JKA Australia. Oss!!

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Lidia & Konner Humphrys — 19 October 2021

Konner and I feel for you deeply. We have recently lost my husband and his father in August so we understand your grief. We both wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to all the Nishimura family. It was an honour meeting Shihan and training with him. God rest his soul.

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David Lovatt — 18 October 2021

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Nishimura Shihan. He has been an inspiration to me and I was very fortunate to have trained under his instruction in Melbourne for two years. A great loss to JKA and a great loss to Karate .Condolences to the family .Rest In Peace Sensei .

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John Caust — 18 October 2021

A great privilege to know and train with Shihan Nishimura.RIP

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Pol O Sleibhin — 18 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, my thoughts are with you in this very sad time. I was absolutely devastated by the news and brought to tears.Shihan was my teacher, guide, mentor and above all my friend. I learned so much from this giant of the JKA world both physically and mentally.My family are equally saddened, my 11 year old daughter asked me "does this mean I'll never see Nishimura Sensei again?" My reply was "yes, one day"Kudakutemo, kudakutemo, ari mizu no tsuki - Osu my Shihan.

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JKA KUWAIT - Marwan Sultan — 18 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, please accept my sincerest condolences. Deepest Condolences to JKA Family.May His Soul Rest In Peace. OSS

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Dr. Ali Muhammad Khuraibet (State of Kuwait) — 18 October 2021

Our deepest condolences goes to the family of Shihan Nishimura, all karatekas he taught and for being an added value to the art of karate Do.May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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Ameer Adukkattil — 18 October 2021

Deepest Condolences to family ,friends and JKA Team of Nishimura Shihan - RIPJKA UAE

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ERNESTO ESPINOZA — 18 October 2021

Cada prdida de nuestros tesoros, son tristezas muy profunda de nuestras almas, lo honrraremos en esta vida, para reencontrarnos en la siguiente

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Darryll Leiman — 18 October 2021

It is with much sadness we learn of the passing away of Nishimura Shihan. Another light in the cadre of JKA luminaries has sadly departed. Condolences from Maeda Hiro Sensei and all at JKA Hawaii.

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Gordon Williamson — 18 October 2021

Condolences to all friends and family of Nishimura Sensei from all at Carnegie Dojo and JKA Scotland

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Germano Gomes — 18 October 2021

Com muita tristeza, tomamos conhecimento do falecimento de Nishimura Sensei, nesta hora de dor, curvam-nos perante a sua memria, condolncias da JKA Angola, que a sua alma descanse em Paz. R. I. P.

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Fujikiyo Omura — 18 October 2021

I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Nishimura Shihan passed away. We have been working together for many years as directors of Asia Oceania region. My deepest condolences to his family and all members of JKA Australia.

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Danidu De Silva and Family — 18 October 2021

We are sad to hear the passing of Nishimura Sensei. He was such a great mentor. We will miss his presence dearly. May his soul Rest In Peace. Danidu and Family

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Akiteru Takamura — 18 October 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for all the guidance you gave me and my daughter during my stay in Australia. After we came back to Japan, you visit us to Kanazawa a few years ago, we enjoyed fish together. I remember you for good. Akiteru Takamura.

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Akiteru Takamura — 18 October 2021

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Michel Ross — 18 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, I am so sorry that you have lost someone so close. My prayers and thoughts will be with you always. Sensei and I go back a long way - he was my teacher and dear friend. His appreciation of simplicity and imperfection (wabi-sabi) to find strengths, I hope to carry on in his memory. Rest in peace Sensei.

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Ridhish Thakor — 18 October 2021

Rest in Peace, Nishimura Sensei,

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Matthew Turner — 17 October 2021

Dear Robyn, Kimi, and the Nishimura family, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Taka's passing. Please accept our condolences, we are thinking of you all in this difficult time. Love Matthew, Patricia, Callum and Hamish

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Florin Ungur — 17 October 2021

Rest in peace, sensei.Condolences to the family.Oss!

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Michael Catania — 17 October 2021

R.I.P. Sensei. Your extensive knowledge, kindness, sense of humour and wit will be greatly missed by all. Sincere condolences to your family.

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Brad Hoffman — 16 October 2021

You are a Master of Karate in it's totality, clam paitent and caring. I always thought of you but also your health challengers not wanting to ever loose you. I am glad that I told you how I feel about you my Sensei my Shihan. You have a great legecy in all of us!My blessing to your family Sensei.You were much loved

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Geir larsen — 16 October 2021

From NorwayRest in peace Nichimura sensei

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Peter and Hong Dale — 16 October 2021

Dear Robyn, we were so sad to hear about Sensei. Our deepest condolences to you and the whole family. Sincerely, Peter and Hong

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Tatsuya Naka — 16 October 2021

Rest in peace nishimura sensei. OSS.

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Daisuke Ueda — 16 October 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know what to say, I still can not believe this sudden sad news. I lost the words to Robyn and all family members from a deep grief. Nishimura Shihan looked after me as if he was my father since I was a student. I have learnt a lot from his kindness and dignified attitude. I have endless tears when think of him and memories with him. I'll keep learning and try to acquire it with my best to carry on Sensei's passion towards Karate. I would like to say thank to Nishimura sensei for a precious time. I pray from the bottom of my heart that his soul rests in peace. JKA HQ Daisuke Ueda

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Maria Kiloukiotou — 16 October 2021

I'm trully sorry, my sincere confolenses to the family! Rest in Peace Sensei, Oss !!!

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Nikos Afentoulis — 16 October 2021

From Greece, our sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace Sensei. OSS.

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Libby Bobeff — 16 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family. I was so sad to read of Taka's sudden death and i send my love and condolences to you all. I hope the memories of special and happy times will help ease the acute sadness of this time. Libby

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Yasunorio Ogura — 16 October 2021

I was shocked to hear the sad news about Nishimura Shihan. When Shihan was alive, he always showed great support to JKA HQ and I have been helped by him so much. I express my deep sorrow at his death and my appreciation for Shihan's kindness and contribution to promoting and developing Karate-do.

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Mark Ladyman — 15 October 2021

An inspiring sensei and role model, someone to aspire to even though I am long in the tooth as well. My heart goes out to the family. Kare wa Kare wa narimasu.

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Carlos Correia — 15 October 2021

Desejo ao sensei Nishimura e sua famlia as mais profundas condulencias querem em meu nome quer em nome da jka Portugal que descanse em paz.

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Carlos Correia — 15 October 2021

Desejo ao sensei Nishimura e sua famlia as mais profundas condulencias querem em meu nome quer em nome da jka Portugal que descanse em paz.

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FERNANDO RIVERA ROMAN — 15 October 2021

From JKA Shotokan Spain we want to show our deepest regret for the death of Nishimura Shihan. A great man we were lucky to meet. We join the sentiment of his family and friends. Rest in peace Sensei. Ossu.

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Shiro Shoji — 15 October 2021

I am truly sorry to hear the news of Nishimura san passing.Please accept my heartfelt condolences.I am very appreciate Nishimura san enjoy hinokis sushi.And also I was looking forward to talk with him.My thought are with you.

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Beverley Cook — 15 October 2021

My deep condolences to Robyn and all the family. I have no words to truly describe how much I have learned over the decades from Sensei. He followed his passion, and through his unwavering karate spirit, he inspired others to endeavour to progress. He contributed so much to the karate world in Australia and beyond. Thank you Sensei.

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Izumiya Seizo — 15 October 2021

I was greatly shocked to hear of Shihan Takaatsu Nishimuras passing way. His intelligent appearance is still in my mind. I used to see him every year at JKA Joint Camp here. However I couldn't have a chance to see him since of COVID-19 was truly regrettable. May his soul rest in peace.

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Vivienne, Barry, Elleigh and Tom Turner — 15 October 2021

It is with great sorrow that we learned of Nishimura Shihans passing. Our sincere condolences to Shihans family and to Shihans JKAA karate family. Shihan has left a lasting legacy to the JKA karate world and to so many karateka. He shared his immense karate knowledge and spirit which has influenced so many of us and the knowledge he has passed on will continue to influence JKAA karateka for years to come. He will be sorely missed.Rest In Peace Shihan

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Preshena Uthaya Kumar — 15 October 2021

My condolences to the family.

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Prannoy Hitesh Patel — 15 October 2021

The highest respect to Sensai Nishimura Sir, from me, my parents and my sister.The person who brought unforgettable memories in my life.I can not put the contribution of Sir in words.We all pray god to give strength to his family members to come out from this unbearable time.Sir you will always remain with us throughout our life.Oss

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Carole Richards — 15 October 2021

Dear Robyn I am very said to hear of the loss of your loved Taka. My heartfelt condolences to you and all of your family. My thoughts are with you.Carole Richards

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Miranda & Jason Talbot — 15 October 2021

Dear Robyn, Kimi, Lachlan, Mia, Suni and Nishimura family,Our hearts are deeply saddened and we offer our sincere condolences for the devastating loss and sudden passing of your dear Taka. Taka was such a beautiful person who loved and lived life to the full. Our beautiful sister in law and children's Aunt Kimi is married to my brother Lachlan. Our love and thoughts are with you all during this very sad time. May the happy memories you cherish bring comfort to your hearts.With Much Love Miranda, Jason, Kieran & James xxxx

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Jill — 15 October 2021

So sorry for your loss. We will miss his humor and great instruction. Our prayers are with your family.

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Belinda Drew — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn, Tania, Kimi, Emmy, Joh and Fusae, sending you love and sympathy. I know his loss will be deeply felt. Ill miss his friendly, respectful, thoughtful and calm presence, Belinda

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Yuko, Koichi, Eito and Joah — 14 October 2021

Our condolences to you and your family. Thank you so much for your kindness and teaching KARATE to my boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will miss you so much Nishimura SENSEI.RIP. From Masuda Family

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Saori Fukuhara — 14 October 2021

My condolences for your loss.He was the one of Hinokis customer and i enjoyed his company whenever he came in.He liked to talk about cooking and told me how he got all his cooking idea from YouTube.May his soul rest in peace.

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Paul Harnischmacher — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, please accept my sincerest condolences. It was very sad to hear of Taka's passing.Best wishes and much love, Paul

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Lynne Baillieu — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn Tania Joh Kimi and Emmy and all your family.. I was so sorry to hear of Takas death .. I remember him as a quiet kind and caring man who was always very warm and friendlyNothing prepares you for the loss of your beloved husband and Dad and I know you will miss him terribly but no one can take away your wonderful memories My love and thoughts are with you allLynne xxx

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Sue Graham — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn, Tania, Joh, Kimi, Emmy and family. So very sad to hear of Takas death. I have many past memories of his warmth and quirky humour and kindness and I know he will be terribly missed. My love and condolences to you all. Sue

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Noriaki Nakazawa — 14 October 2021

My sincere condolences to the family.The first time I met Nishimura sensei was in Turangi in New Zealand. I was inspired from him not only his karate knowledge but also his personality. Sensei was a great teacher and such a warm person. I really thank you, sensei. Please rest In peace.

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Steve Murphy and Family — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family,It was with much sadness and shock that we heard of his passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. He will not be forgotten.Steve Murphy and family.

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Yaseen — 14 October 2021

My sincere condolences to the family.

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Kati Tribe — 14 October 2021

Farewell dear Taka. On the many happy celebrations we shared with you as co - grandparents to Louis, Theo and Owen, I saw your lovely personality and charming, playful humour. I also saw your close loving relationship with Fusae- san and how joyful it was for both of you to be united. Through my close friendship with Robyn, I saw the unconditional love and support you gave each other. The amazing father you were to your children is evident in the way they turned out to be happy, successful adults. There is immense sadness in your passing but also lasting memories and gratitude. Kati

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David Tribe — 14 October 2021

Taka was a gracious and warm father and husband loved and respected by his family and many friends. He will live forever in our hearts. Special condolences to his family

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Mark Bates — 14 October 2021

Dear, Robyn, Tania, Joh, Kimmy and Emmy and family, my deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. Like many Nishimura Shihan, was a big part of my karate and I was there in his last karate session which I will cherish forever. He was so happy practising and teaching. After our training on a beautiful, Saturday morning, we had coffee together and he was again so happy in the company of friends. This is how I will remember him, my mentor, my Sensei, my guiding light, standing tall, kicking and punching till the end but most of all he was happy. I will miss my sensei but I will carry his spirit and pass his teaching on to the next as he did with his sensei.

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Ruth Richardson — 14 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your dear Taka, a kind and generous man. Vale Taka.

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Pauline McGrath — 14 October 2021

VALE TAKAATSUTo Robyn,Emmy,Tania, Joh, Kimmi and all Takas beautiful grand children my heartfelt condolences On your sad loss- such a respected and respectful gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

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Sue Marino — 14 October 2021

Sending lots of love and deepest condolences to you Robyn and of course Tania, Joh, Kimi and Emmy and their families. It is such a sad time but Taka has left you with wonderful memories of a life well lived and loved by you all.Sue & Tom Marino

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Greg Symons — 13 October 2021

To Robyn, Tania, Joh, Kimmy and Emmy. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you. I hope that your grief is tempered by your memories of the love and devotion you shared with your husband, father and grandfather. Thank you for sharing him with us, his karate family. We are forever grateful for having had him so closely in our lives for so long.May he forever rest in peace.

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Laura Veleff — 13 October 2021

Very sad to hear of the passing of dear Taka. Such a supportive and loving father to one of my oldest and best friends, Emmy. I have many memories of his lovely nature as a child, teenager and adult. I would love to share in the nori and marvel at the little gifts hed bring back from Japan during his trips there when we were kids. During our teenage and young adult years, Taka would always be available to come and pick us up from anywhere at anytime of night. So many times I can remember Emmy saying, Ill just call Dad, which was incredible to me as it was often way past midnight. Whilst visiting the Nishimura household, he was always interested in how me and my family were and his unexpected one-liners often had us laughing. All my love and sympathy to dear Robyn, Tania, Joh, Kimi and Emmy and to all his close friends, family and colleagues whose lives have no doubt been made all the better for his presence in them. Deepest condolences, from Laura, Greg, Maia, Miro and Lila.

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Nicholas Herriman — 13 October 2021

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of my karate 'grandfather'. He was such a kind, gentle, and patient teacher for us. The first image that comes to mind is a student who lost in a sparring match. Nishimura Shihan quietly called this young person over to comfort and, I guess, encourage the kid. My three kids and I have been graded by Nishimura Shihan. He had the ability to connect with all of us. Rest in peace. Oss Shihan.

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Bruna Evans — 13 October 2021

Dear Rob, Tania, Joh, Kimi, Emmi, partners and families, So sorry to hear your dear quiet Taka is no longer with you. With love from Bruna & Simon Evans & Family

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Kaye Elias and family — 13 October 2021

Our sincere condolences to you Robyn and to all the family. Taka was such a lovely, caring and gentle man, with a real sparkle in his eye that revealed his wit and intelligence. His children were very special to him and he took great pleasure in seeing his grand children grow. Its a very sad time for you all. To Robyn and the family our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

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David McArthur — 13 October 2021

Oss! Thankyou for the years of guidance, Nishimura Shihan! You will most definitely be missed! My condolences to your family and friends.- David

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Eriko Lynch — 13 October 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. Shihan will be remembered and truly missed. Osu.

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Myron Myriallis — 13 October 2021

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Marco Yiannopoulos — 13 October 2021

My sincere condolences to the family.He was the first great karate teacher in Athens.

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Takeshi Tsuji — 13 October 2021

Sensei, thank you very much for your instruction, guidance and care in Bermagui, Melbourne and Thailand. Please rest in peace. I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family.

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Alain DUGELAY( Roanne France) — 13 October 2021

my sincere condolences to Robyn and the family. I first met Taka in the dojo in Athens 1971/1972 he was the senior Sensei very much appreciated by all the students, and became a good friend .We miss him.

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Bertok-Tanaka family — 13 October 2021

Our sincere condolences to Robyn and the entire family. We are deeply saddened by his passing and we will always remember his dedication and his inspirational love for karate that he also instilled in his students.

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Rob Sachs — 13 October 2021

Sincere condolences to the family, instructors and members of JKAA. Tonight Sensei Keith dedicated our zoom training to Nishimura Sensei who we remember as a dedicated, knowledgeable and committed leader. As his student for 10 years he looked out for me and I thank him for that. He will not be forgotten. RIP Sensei. Oss, Rob Sachs

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Sarasa Okamoto — 13 October 2021

My deepest sympathy to Robyn, Kimi, Lachlan, Mia and Suni and all the Nishimura family. Taka-san was called Ojiichan(Grandpa in Japanese) by the kids. Absolutely he was an amazing Ojiichan. I am very grateful to have met you and brilliant Nishimura family. We will all miss him. May he rest in peace.Sarasa

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Yorgos Moschovis — 13 October 2021

My sincere condolences to the family. He was a real gentleman.

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Peter Mercieca — 13 October 2021

Sincere condolences to all of your family. I appreciated all of the effort and knowledge when Takaatsu visited us here in Bermagui. we will miss him dearly.

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Ciaran Horgan — 13 October 2021

Deepest condolences to you Robyn, your children and the entire extended family. Rest In Peace Sensei. Thank you so much for all your superb teaching and everything you gave so willingly to so many to extend depth of knowledge of JKA karate.

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Lea Weiler — 13 October 2021

My deepest condolences to Nishimura Shihan's family and friends! He was an inspiring teacher and I'm very grateful for all his support and teachings over the years. He was a kind person with an incredible wealth of karate knowledge and a hilarious sense of humour. He'll be dearly missed by the many people whose lives he's touched!

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Christine Olley — 13 October 2021

A friend of 50 years, even if we didnt see each other often. I remember those evenings in Athens, and my two visits to Taka and Robyn in Australia.RIP Taka, all my thoughts are with Robyn and the family

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Christine Olley — 13 October 2021

A friend of 50 years, even if we didnt see each other often. I remember those evenings in Athens, and my two visits to Taka and Robyn in Australia.RIP Taka, all my thoughts are with Robyn and the family

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Dimitrios Giorkas — 13 October 2021

God Bless his soul...

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Mark Stewart — 13 October 2021

I only met Taka once but was very impressed with him as a human being and after reading so many of the beautiful condolences one can only surmise that he was one of the best Japanese imports that had a wonderful influence on Australian people. I feel richer for having met him. I send my condolences to his family.

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Mark and Julie Ellis — 13 October 2021

Our thoughts are with you at this time. Lots of memories, too many to go thru.

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Heather and Robert Turner — 13 October 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Robyn, Kimi, Lachlan, Mia and Suni and all the Nishimura family on the sudden passing of Taka. Robert and I have got to know Taka through our son marrying Taka and Robyns delightful daughter Kimi. Taka was a beautiful, kind and gentle man with a lovely sense of humour. He will be sadly missed at family gatherings. Although it was a lovely way for him to pass it has been a devastating shock for all the family and friends.We hope that you will be comforted by the knowledge that he enjoyed a wonderful life, was greatly inspirational and much admired.May you all be sustained by memories of happy family times spent with your Taka. Our thoughts, love and sympathy are with you at this time. Heather and Robert. Xx

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Bill Keehne — 13 October 2021

Thank you for everything you have taught me over the years. Shihan always pushed all his students to be as close to perfection as they could in their karate, which I always respected about him. Despite his skill and knowledge, he was always a very humble, down to earth person. He was a true master and teacher who will be missed by many. Condolences to his family and friends, as well as everyone else who was lucky enough to have him as a sensei. Osu

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Hayata Senokuchi — 13 October 2021

I still can not believe that Nishimura Sensei passed away. That too sad news for everyone. Sensei took care of me so much while I was staying in Australia but I have not returned any gift to Sensei yet. The time I spend with Sensei is my unforgettable memory. You are the best mentor ever. My deepest condolences to Robyn and family.

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Michael Ireland — 13 October 2021

Sincerest sympathies Robyn and family. Gala was very friendly, welcoming and kind man for whom I had the greatest respect. We are most grateful to him for the care and attention he gave to our son in encouraging him to achieve his JKA black belt.His teaching legacy is enormous. He will be sadly missed.

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Christopher and Merrilyn Beeny & family — 13 October 2021

Our sincere condolences to Takaatsu Nishimuras family. Kimi is married to our nephew Lachlan . Although we did not know Nishimura, the Beeny family is very fond of Kimi .Our eldest son Miles treated Nishimura a long time ago at RMH in theICU after his heart surgery. He has asked us to pass on his condolences too.With Love, Merrilyn &Chris, Miles &Felicity, Simon & Kirsten, Charlotte & Joe.

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Toni Coates — 13 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to Robyn and family at this very sad time. Fred & I are very sad at Nishimura Shihans passing. He was a guiding lite to Rowville dojo and a good friend. He was a gifted instructor and we had the privilege of attending many excellent seminars and training session. My he rest in peace. He will be remembered.

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Ron Brown — 13 October 2021

It is with extreme sadness I say good-buy to Sensei, a man who has been part of my life more than 30 years. He always encouraged me to strive for the next level with my karate. I offer my sincere condolences to Shihan's entire family.

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Julie Smedley — 13 October 2021

My deepest condolences to Robyn and all the family. My thoughts are with you all.

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Roy & Mary Bower - Marie & Phil Buck — 13 October 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Memories are treasured forever

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Doosie — 13 October 2021

Sincerest condolences to Robyn and all of Takas many descendants. What a lovely legacy he has left in all of you, what pride and satisfaction he must be taking with him on this next part of his journey. Vale Takaatsu!

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Isaac Ralph — 13 October 2021

To our ever dearest Nishimura, You've helped us all get that big sense of confidence every step of the way, to get everyone where we are all now. We'll all miss you, even though you'll always be with us.May you Rest In Peace.Signed by Isaac.

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George Kapoor and Kori Kapoor — 13 October 2021

To the family of Shihan Nishimura our deepest respect, love and sympathy for the loss of a deeply loved and respected man.George Kapoor and son Kori Kapoor, Taupo NZ

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Gyula Toth — 13 October 2021

My deepest sympathies to the entire family, it was a great honour to meet Shihan in person and to have the chance to train under his supervision

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David Rigby — 13 October 2021

Dear Robyn and family, please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of Nishimura Sensei.May he rest in peace.David, Rosanna and students.

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Linsey and John Howie — 13 October 2021

Dear Robyn, we are so sad to learn of Takas death. We are thinking of you, Tania, Joh, Kimi and Emmy and your grandchildren at this difficult time. With our love, Linsey and John, Tom, Josie and Emily Howie

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Carole and Lynton Doyle — 13 October 2021

Dear Robyn our condolences on your loss, may you be surrounded by your lovely family.

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Judy Paton — 13 October 2021

Sad to see this news Rob. I hope you and your children are doing ok. A long marriage is a great accomplishment. My condolences. Judy

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Nick Tognela — 13 October 2021

Sensei Nishimura will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family, rest in peace.

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Jodie Pidcock — 12 October 2021

Im so sorry to hear of Nishimura Senseis passing. Sending love to all the family. He had a big influence on my karate - he had such a great way of explaining things. Hell be missed. Oss. Jodie

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Thomas — 12 October 2021

Merci pour votre gentillesse, pour l'adorable accueil que vous nous aviez rserv avec Robyn quand nous sommes venus vous voir. Vous tiez si plein d'attention. Toutes mes penses.

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Paul Reader — 12 October 2021

RIP Sensei, condolences to Robyn and family. Many fond memories training in Melbourne and Bendigo during the 80s and 90s . Thank you for your teachings and friendship Oss

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Danny Lennon — 12 October 2021

I didn't know Takaatsu that well but he must have been a beautiful soul. To bring up such amazing children that I call dear friends They must walk in your footsteps Takaatsu and for that I'm eternally grateful. Rest in peace mate, love and condolences to your beautiful family. Danny x

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Chris Harding — 12 October 2021

Takaatsu Nishimura was a kind and wonderful man who was highly respected by everyone he came across. Im grateful for getting to know him during my time at North Melbourne Community Centre, and I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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Chelsea Collins — 12 October 2021

Nishimura and his JKA classes were and will continue to be a much loved part of our community. On behalf of the entire team at North Melbourne Community Centre, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and students. Rest in peace.

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Ray Galea — 12 October 2021

RIP Sensei Nishimura OSUMost respected JKA Shotokan instructor in Australia..fond memories of Preston Neighbourhood House often whilst teaching Chinese internal boxing hearing the spirit and strength of Sensei and his devoted students in the rear training hall. Never was fortunate to be his friend, but the occasional crossing of paths always meet with a deep bow and smile.

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Mitsuo Inoue — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences to his family and students.Oss

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Walter Stark — 12 October 2021

Rest now Sensei. Can't forget my teacher and best friend of 30 years... Oss, Walter

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Anand Ratna — 12 October 2021

I met Nishimura Sensei in Brisbane in 1985 and have been .meeting him at the honbu and in Bangkok very often. Quiet spoken and a thorough gentleman, I enjoyed his subtle humour and wit. I will miss his company and presence. On behalf of JKA India, I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family and to his students. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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Yoshiaki & Mao Iwata — 12 October 2021

We are deeply saddended by the passing of Nishimura sensei. Though it was a short while, we were very honoured to be able to train karate together. The time spend with him in Australia Japan is our life time treasure. Our deepest condolences to Robyn and family.

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Simon Mensforth — 12 October 2021

My thoughts are with you all. I first met Sensei in the early 90s at Collingwood dojo. He inspired and taught me so much and I also remember very well, second training ( food and beer)after class. Oss

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Eithne Cahill (nee McDonnell) — 12 October 2021

My condolences to your family. He trained me when I lived in Melbourne in 2008. I will always remember our 'second training' (i.e pizza and beer!). He was a treasure.

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George Saniotis — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences to you Robin and your family.He was my SENSEI my inspiration and friend during the time he was teaching Karate in Greece about 4 years.he found the first roots of JKA shotokan karate in Greece.These roots still are very strong.Farewell SENSEI TAAKA.

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Ee Laine — 12 October 2021

I am saddened by this news.. sending my condolence & hugs to senseis family xxxHe is such a great sensei! I have such a great privilege to be trained by him.. I remember his amazing karate skills, dedication & humour (I was often teased by him in class).. love the classes & enjoyedthe bbq fundraising events xxSensei- you will be greatly missed xx and you have definitely left a great legacy for us all xx

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Doni Achyar — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences. When I met him first time, it was like we had known each other for a long time. Very nice person, kindly and friendly. Great Master. Oss Shihan.

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George Stingas — 12 October 2021

Shihan's impact on my life and my son's was a positive life changing moment from the time we first joined his class. His friendly, humble nature and thorough knowledge on karate will be greatly missed. His legacy though will continue via all the students that were fortunate to be taught by a true master of his art. My sincerest condolences to Robyn and family.

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Michael and Kerryn Howes — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to you Robyn and your family for your loss. Although our relationship with Shihan Nishimura was brief compared with some, we will forever be grateful what we learned from him and cherish the time we spent with him in seminars and the dojo. Our fondest memory is still cooking dinner for you and him and all the other karateka that night after the Sunshine Coast seminar and tournament. It was an absolute privilege to have hosted both of you, it's something my children will never forget. We wish you all the best from Queensland.

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Sandra Origua — 12 October 2021

I will never forget my time training with Nishimura Shihan and the JKAA family. My sincere condolences to Robyn, his children and to all the JKAA instructors and students. Oss!

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Jim and Aileen Wood — 12 October 2021

It is with deep sadness we learned of the passing of Nishimura Shihan this morning. Sincere condolences to Robyn and the family.

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Jinesh Wilmot — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences to Robyn and the Nishimura family. As a relative newcome to the JKAA family, l am very grateful to have had the privilege of training under Shihan. He will be greatly missed.

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Luke Jackson — 12 October 2021

We will remember Taka as a lovely man who was devoted to his kids. We would like to offer all of your whole family our deepest condolences. Luke, Alix, Emma, Sue, Peter, and Alun

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James Singh — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to Robyn and family. He was a great man with tremendous amount of knowledge, always showed kindness to family, and karatekas within the community. He will be missed dearly but remembered always. May Takaatsu Sensei rest in eternal peace.

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David Toshi — 12 October 2021

Nishimura Sensei is a true friend and great mentor to me. I still remember that Teacher Nishimura drove me home after practicing in the dojo. I am very honored to be his student and I will inherit his spirit. Deepest condolences to Sensei's family. May he rest in peace.

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Gerard Felipe — 12 October 2021

My dear mentor, you will be truly missed. Words cannot describe how deeply saddened I am of your passing. I take comfort knowing your are now in a better place, resting peacefully in Heaven. My deepest condolences, prayers and thoughts to your wife Robyn, your children, and grand-children. You will forever be in our hearts. R.I.P

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Kim, Sebastian and Cory Parker — 12 October 2021

From all of us Sensei, we thank you for everything you have shared in learning the art of karate. Deepest condolences to Robyn and your beautiful children and grandchildren OSS

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Noriko Ohashi — 12 October 2021

It is a big loss to everyone. He was just great as a Karateka and as a person. Im sure also as a husband, father and grandfather for family. Its been an honour to help Shihan for JKAA activities. I will keep up as he wanted. I miss his phone call moshimoshi Noriko San. My deepest condolences to Robyn San and family.

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Paul & Sarah Classon — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to Robyn and family. We will miss Sensei Nishimuras frequent visits and friendship. He will forever remain in our hearts.

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The Fittock Family — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Nishimura Family. You will be missed Shihan for your passion and teaching in Karate. You have upskilled, motivated, and touched so many karate-ka, your legacy will be remembered.

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Jim & Amanda Watson — 12 October 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family and students of Nishimura Takaatsu Sensei. He was a great teacher, mentor, and leader in the world of Australian Karate-do. His absence will be felt keenly by many, though his teachings will continue to influence many more through generations to come. OSS.

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Bernard Lim — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences to whole Nishimura family. I will missed our meetings in seminars.May you rest in peace Nishimura sensei

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Jodie Harvey — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. Thankyou Shihan for all the knowledge you have passed on over the many years and supporting Ben and Shaun on their karate journey. You will be missed. RIP Shaun, Ben & Jodie

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Lutie van den Berg — 12 October 2021

My deepest condolences to Robyn and the whole Nishimura family. Also my sympathies to the JKAA family.May you find peace in your memories of Nishimura Sensei.

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Graeme Smyth — 12 October 2021

Condolences to the Nishimura family. Shihan will be missed greatly.His leadership, insight and vision has left JKA Australia with a deep and abiding legacy.We are lucky to have had him teaching us.Oss

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Amanda Steele — 12 October 2021

Im sad that I never met Takaatsu but knowing his beautiful daughter Tania- with her strength, humour and intellect and seeing how this has passed to Louis, Theo and Owen- Im certain that he was an excellent man and the world is lesser for his loss. Much love to his family. Xx

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Long Pham — 12 October 2021

With a heavy heart, I am saddened to acknowledge your passing, Shihan.I will never forget the first call I had with you when I shared about my karate journey. I have been lightened by your respectful dedication in teaching karate even until your last days. You have passed on your legacy to many karatekas across the region and I am sure that legacy will be carried on!Arigatou Gozaimasu, Shihan!Osu!

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Taro Komai — 12 October 2021

It is very sad to hear that Nishimura sensei has passed away.He was a great master and warm-hearted man. I remenber having meal and drink with him and his wife.My deepest condolence to his family.I will miss him.

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Deb Giles — 12 October 2021

Condolences to the family. Nishimira sensei will be sadly missed. A great mentor and teacher to JKA karate and a great friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love Deb, Caitlin and Jake xxx

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Sarah Gee — 12 October 2021

So many of my adolescent memories are attached to the whirlwind and chaotic Nishimura tribe with the serene Taka at the centre. Sending love to all the family and my dearest friend Tania.

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Kevin Soh & Jayden Soh — 12 October 2021

Extremely sad to hear this today. It is a great honour for us to learn from such a great Karate legend. He will be missed dearly. Our deepest condolences to Robyn and family.

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Maria Carvill — 12 October 2021

Always encouraging, always teaching.His love of karate was contagious.A truly inspirational man who embodied the karate spirit. His loss will be felt by all.

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Jimmy hadfield — 12 October 2021

I would like to express my condolences to Robin and to your family Im at a loss for words. Thank you for your teachings in a masterful way only you would be able to teach that way to give us a clear understanding . On the meaning of Karate thank you again.

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John Domingo — 12 October 2021

We are all very saddened by your passing, Shihan. You are a true master and inspiration to everyone around you. I do not know anyone even remotely close to the knowledge that you possess in Karate, but despite that, you were very kind, humble, patient and sensible. It is a true honour to have been trained by you. Till we meet again, Shihan.

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Charmaine lavender — 12 October 2021

Our deepest condolences for the passing of Nishirima Sensei , we didnt no him personally but had the opportunity to speak to him once , he was so very kind and went out of his way to make sure Summer didnt miss out on joining J K A , his memory will live on for many years to come and his family are in our prayers

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Keir Reeves — 12 October 2021

Beautiful guy, low key and humorous person to be around. Taka was a lovely presence at Helen St entrance at Northcote primary school picking up Louis and Theo when they were at schoolwith our kids. Many happy memories of Nishimura Sensei and the whole Nishimura family. Sorry for your loss and particularly thinking of the Tribe boys who will be missing their grandpa.

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Natasha McKee — 12 October 2021

I am deeply saddened by news of Nishimura Shihan's passing. A natural teacher, I will truly miss Nishimura Shihan's knowledge and wisdom in karate. But most of all, I will miss the long standing friendship and his fantastic sense of humour! My deepest condolences to Robyn and family. Rest in peace, Shihan.

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Owen Main — 12 October 2021

Nishimura Sensei was a great instructor because he helped and showed you the correct technique and stances. He also said the Japanese meaning of the words. He always encouraged us to do our best. Thank youOwen Main Blue belt

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Riley Main — 12 October 2021

Nishimura Sensei welcomed Owen and I into JKAA and helped engage me in training within karate and made me feel encouraged to train harder. Rest in peace. Oss Riley and Owen Main

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Alan Main — 12 October 2021

Nishimira Sensei welcomed us into JKAA when we immigrated from South Africa and JKA SA. His patience and determination was well received by Owen and Riley, with Riley recently being awarded 1st Dan. Thank you sir, RIP.OSSAlan, Riley and Owen Main

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Natsuko Tsui — 12 October 2021

Nishimura Sensei was very skilled and inspirational in karate at dojo but above all I really enjoyed talking to him as hes always been very witty, kind and open-minded. I regret that I hadnt had chance to see him during the lockdown. At least I was relieved to know that he passed away peacefully at home after having beer. Thank you so much for guiding us Sensei. Oss!!

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Rodolfo Musso — 12 October 2021

Very, very sad, I was surprised by the news. We will miss our Shihan very much.Sensei, I would like to tell you, I am very grateful to have met you and to have shared moments with you. I appreciate all your teachings and thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us. Oss!My condolences to Robin and family during these sad times.

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Georgios Koutroubis — 12 October 2021

A mentor A Sensei A Friend who will be missed by all. Thank you Sensei for your teachings and friendship OSU.

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Robin Nicholson — 12 October 2021

So sad. A true master a great teacher. Shihan will be truly missed. My heart felt condolences to Robyn and family

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Keith Layman — 12 October 2021

It is such a sad day to hear of Shihans passing. I will always remember his kind spirit, gentle nature and quick wit. As an instructor he was so inspirational and motivated you to train hard and do your very best. My deepest sympathies to the Nishimura family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

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Vicki and Mal Johnson — 12 October 2021

Our deepest deepest condolences on the passing of dear Tako. A generous and patient man. Now in karate heaven. Lots of love and hugs to Robbie, Tanya, Joe, Kimi and Emmy and families. Xxxx

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Kana Ristic — 12 October 2021

I will never forget the kindness Nishimira sensei has given me over the two years of knowing him, and how welcoming he was. I was always thrilled to get the occasional calls to check in, and wish that covid hadn't prevented any of us to see him in recent days. Rest in peace to one of the most honourable souls I know, and I give my condolences to his family and karate family.

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Ian Cook — 12 October 2021

Many years ago, I wrote a light hearted story for a web site about Karate widows and what they have sacrificed and endured on behalf of their karate ka partners. I did not write one on karate orphans as at the time I was unaware of the impact I had on my children. Missed birthdays, graduations, family holidays etc.From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the time your dad has given us as a group, and me as an individual.Osu.