The Filipino martial arts community lost one of its most colorful and beloved leaders last night in the person of Grandmaster Warlito “Lito” Concepcion, affectionately nicknamed “Datu Puti” (because of his gray hair) by many of his friends.
With immediate family by his bedside, he quietly and serenely passed away, having accomplished everything he wanted to do in this life.
A memorial and “celebration” of Kuya Lito’s life will be held in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. This event will be scheduled once the family knows when they can pick up his urn (approximately 10-15 days).
He started in Filipino martial arts late in life but quickly became one of FMA’s brightest lights. More like a comet. He will always be remembered and loved.