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A Tribute to the passing of John Halpin

The IWUF Secretary General Mr Wang and two staff of the IWUF Secretariat visited Melbourne – the Commonwealth Games from March 12 to 16, 2006. Secretary – General Wushu, Han Jin Song, hosted their visit on behalf of the AKWF.

The MAIA offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Halpin who passed away on the 22nd of January.

John was the Vice President of the MAIA as well as the President of the Australian Karate Federation, President of the Oceania Karate Federation, Treasurer of the World Karate Federation and Head of Style of Seikukan Karate-do (Australia).

MAIA President, Walt Missingham, commented that “John was one of the most respected members and leaders in the martial arts community, I worked with John, in his capacity as MAIA Vice President for about ten years during that time John and I became good friends-he was a quietly spoken man of great integrity and vision – I could not have asked for a better Vice President his support, counsel and insights were a great part of the success the MAIA has achieved – Thank you John you will be greatly missed”


Jan 29, 2007 | Category: News