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'My Principles or My Honor'
The Passing of My Friend, Host and Patron, James "Jim" Frederick

Erique and I made that solemn visit to the funeral home to pay our respects to the memory of the man who introduced us.

Erique was overcome with a sense of thanks for getting a foothold into reactionary masculine life, I of guilt, for walking out on the man who gave me a place to train, free-of-charge, for 9 years.

One wonders—where did he go?

Is he erased, as secularists believe?

Has he transformed somehow?

Is he suffering damnation and torments for teaching kempo rather than attending church?

I can scarcely do more than hope than he's better off now than suffering the torments that took him.


James R. Frederick

April 14. 1962

December 10, 2017

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Charles MeislingDecember 20, 2017 10:19 PM UTC

A kind and generous man. I will not soon forget him.
Sam FinlayDecember 18, 2017 9:19 PM UTC

Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend, James. Sounded like a hell of a man.
responds:December 19, 2017 5:04 AM UTC

Jim was a good guy.

He didn't sell out and do kids karate day care.

In the end what he set up was a refugee camp for commercially none-viable combat arts.
Mescaline FranklinDecember 18, 2017 12:02 PM UTC

Seemed like a decent guy. Trained at that place more than a few times and it had true diversity of focus. I remember the slogans on the wall instilling honor and principles in the young people training there.

My regards.
MannyDecember 17, 2017 7:35 PM UTC

I think God is as present in Kempo as in church. May he hold your friend close and give him rest.