In February of 2018, I met Fred and his best friend Manny Vargas. Soon after they both joined our sword dojo.They were so eager to learn from us that we all became friends right away. Our friendship with Fred was short due to his sudden passing, but we became friends because of his love of budo and his love for life.
He was always so happy go lucky. It was a pleasure to be around him because his love for life was passed on to us everytime we met. I could tell that he loved the sword very much and always wanted to learn as much as possible.
Fred, you will be missed but always remembered. Have a great time in the great dojo in the sky.
Instructor of Iaido