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Great Grandmaster Ernesto Amador Presas Passes Away

I just received a call from the Presas family. It is my sorrowful duty to announce to all Kombatan practitioners, all IPMAF members, and all my fellow FMA practitioners, that Great Grandmaster Ernesto Amador Presas passed away in his sleep today in Manila (Nov. 1, 2010 in the Philippines, October 31 here in the States). I spoke with Mercy (Mrs. Presas). All she can say right now is that GGM's body will be brought back to Hinigaran. I will announce dates and times as funeral arrangements are made.
To my teacher, my mentor, and my friend, Thank you for all you've done for me, for our people, and for martial art practitioners the world over.
Alex(ander Bautista Bayot France)
Cell: (925) 864-7477

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Comment by ESKABO Daan on October 31, 2010 at 8:52pm
Our deepest sympathy and condolence to the Presas family. Our prayers are with you. Rest in peace & we will carry on, always keeping you in our hearts & minds.

Your humble students
Comment by John R. Malmo on October 31, 2010 at 9:47pm
I have no words to convey my sorrow. Great Grandmaster Presas was a teacher and father figure. His influence on my life can not be expressed.
Comment by Jon rister on October 31, 2010 at 10:10pm
Seems like a bad year, we lost several FMA teacher this last two months. lets all remember that they are where we are going such as it was, such as it is.
Comment by GURO ANDREW "TATTOO" FILARDO on October 31, 2010 at 10:33pm
Condolences go out to the Presas family, and all of GM Ernesto's students.
Guro Andrew "Tattoo" Filardo - MFA Academy, N.Y.
Comment by David Snyder on October 31, 2010 at 10:49pm
My deepest, sorrows and sympathies to all the friends family and students of Grandmaster Presas. I was a student of his Older Brother Remy Presas and deeply felt his passing when it happened. I can truly understand how you all must be feeling.

Please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss.


David Snyder
Comment by Jeff "Stickman" Finder on October 31, 2010 at 11:01pm
My deepest condolences. GM Ernesto Presas was a pillar of the FMA community and will be missed.
Comment by PG Myrlino P Hufana on October 31, 2010 at 11:16pm
Condolence and deepest sympathy to the immediate Presas family and the students and friends of GM Ernesto A. Presas. On behalf of the Hufana family and the students of HTAI, may he find eternal peace. God Bless You.
Comment by Lou on October 31, 2010 at 11:24pm
My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to all the Presas Family and all who were able to share a slice of time with this Great Man.
God Be With You
Comment by Sirat as-Sayf International MMA on October 31, 2010 at 11:28pm
On behalf of the Sirat as-Sayf Family, we send our most deepest condolences to the Presas family for your loss and the fma's community loss. We thank him for leaving behind a legacy and a system we can continue to learn and benefit from. May The Creator accept him in Paradise.
Comment by Michael Schwarz on October 31, 2010 at 11:30pm
This is very sad news indeed. My deepest sympathy. My condolences to the Presas family & all Kombatan instructors & students. Our prayers are with you.


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