A good friend to many in the Bujinkan martial arts community, Kathy Baylor, has passed away and the community is coming together to pay its respects the best way it knows how–via Budo. 

 In her book, Kathy gave a special thanks to Hatsumi-sensei for his “boundless wisdom, humor, generosity, and light.” The Bujinkan meant so much to Kathy, and Kathy meant so much to so many of us.

Please join us for this special seminar, featuring… 

                        Doug Wilson from Japan, Jack Hoban, Jeff Christian and many, many more. 

EVENT: Bujinkan Training Event in honor of Kathy Baylor

DATE:   Sunday, February 27, 2011 

 THEME: “Kihon Happy” 

WHERE:            Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. b/t 35th & 36th Streets, NYC, Room 1204  

WHEN: 10:00am – 5:30pm (with lunch/break/catching up time 2:30pm -4:00pm)

COST:               Suggested donation of $30 -$70 (though any amount is welcome. Kat would never want anyone to feel hesitant about attending because of financial burden.) 

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/HonoringKathyBaylor                                                              

 Also see NYTaikai.com for updates and information about the funeral service

 We hope that all can come together for this very special member of our Bujinkan family. And even if you do not train (or no longer train) in the Bujinkan, you are welcome to come and experience something that was important to Kathy. 

 Please note that all funds raised from the seminar (after the facility charge) will be donated to Kathy Baylor’s family, for the family to use or donate as they see fit.

  Please note the location change from the initial announcement you may have received. Details of the funeral service and reception follow: DATE: Saturday, February 26, 2011 SERVICE: 3:00pm -5:00pm RECEPTION: 5:30pm -8:00pm LOCATION: Open Center, Main Ballroom 22 East 30th St. NYC 10016 between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue. There is off-the-street parking on 30th Street and 29th Street. URL: http://www.opencenter.org/about/our-location

  NOTE FROM THE FAMILY: We are trying to gather photos and short statements about Kathy for her memorial program and slide show. Please send a request out to all her people on your list asking them send photos and short statements to rememberkathy.2011@gmail.com . Once we receive the information we will include as many of the pictures in the memorial in some way.

For anyone that would like to make a donation to the event and family and cannot attend we have created a PayPal link to do so.  Please see here:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4Q2R2XWSMTXAJ

Message from Hatsumi Soke stating his deepest regret and sympathy for the loss of Kathy.