George Edward Anderson - November 25, 1931 - August 6, 2009

ImageMr. George Edward Anderson passed away on Thursday August 6, 2009. For those who knew him, he was a loving and considerate gentleman who possessed a wealth of knowledge in karate-do and the martial arts. His martial arts accomplishments include being the founder and the Hanshi of the Kwanmukan Martial Arts organization and the founder of the USA Karate Federation sport organization. He also held a tenth dan in Karate-do, a ninth dan in Taekwondo, a ninth dan in Jujitsu, an eighth dan in Kobudo, and sixth dan in Judo. However, the accomplishment that most people will recall is persuading the U.S. Olympic Committee to recognize sport Karate-do in 1986.

His passing is a tremendous loss to the Karate-do and martial arts communities. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.