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Northwest Martial Arts pioneer, Morris Lane “Sensei” Mack, 78 of Yakima passed away peacefully Monday, August 14th, at Cottage in the Meadow. 

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Sept. 16th, at Holy Family Church, at 10 am.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Shudokan Association (ASA). A 501(c)(3), the ASA was created by Morris and Kara 29 years ago. Awarding $1000. to graduating Black Belts, to date the ASA has awarded $289,000 in college scholarships.

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In Memorial

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Important Notice “Dear Friends, The memorial for Shihan Pete Hobbs will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017. The schedule is as follows: The viewing will be at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home (1010 W. Yakima Avenue) from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The service will be at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home at 12:00. There will be a graveside service and burial following the service at Tahoma Cemetery (1802 Tahoma Avenue) near the Japanese Garden. There will be a reception and time for remembrance following the burial at the Yakima School of Karate (13 N. 7thAvenue). Please attend all or any part of the memorial you are able to.  The Hobbs family tradition is to wear jeans, a button down shirt, and a bolo if you have one. But you are welcome to dress as you are comfortable. Thank you The Hobbs Family” December 2017   It is with deep sadness we share the news of the sudden death of Shihan Pete Hobbs following a brief illness. Pete started training with Hanshi Mack at Yakima Valley College when he was in college and continued his entire life. Shihan Pete earned his 6th degree black belt in September of 2016 and had started working on a package of kata for 7th degree. Karate was a central part of Shihan Pete’s life. With his death we have lost a mentor, instructor, and a huge amount of karate knowledge: history, lineage, stories, and kata. The mayor of the city of Yakima, Kathy Coffey, is officially proclaiming Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Hanshi Morris Mack Day. Northwest Martial Arts pioneer, Morris Lane “Sensei” Mack, 78 of Yakima passed away peacefully Monday, August 14th, at Cottage in the Meadow. He is survived by the love of his life of more than 42 years, Karilee “Kara” Mack, 4 daughters, a son and their spouses from his previous marriage, Melanie Mack, Stephanie (Howard) Schwartz, Heidi (David) Benoit, Wendy (Carey) Magruder, Marlin (Carrie) Mack; daughter Kim Mack and son Adam (Shelly) Mack with his wife Kara, 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Liddell; step brothers and sister, Daryl (Pat) Jonson, Kent (Janet) Jonson, and Barbara Pick. Morris was born in New Salem, ND August 31, 1938. As a young boy, his family moved to Richland, WA. where he attended school, and was active in Baseball and Basketball. He soon discovered one of his many lifelong passions: singing. He was an avid vocalist performing in Mixed Chorus, Ensemble, and Quartet. He loved singing throughout his life and recently sang the National Anthem at a Karate tournament with his friend and student, the late Roger Stansbury. At the age of 13, after a lot of prayer, Morris got his 1st motorcycle. Prayer and riding motorcycles became more lifelong passions. Even after several bad accidents over the years, including catching fire and spending months in the hospital, he couldn’t resist riding. He and Kara rode countless miles taking trips to Mexico, North Dakota, and an annual trip through the Redwoods, to name a few. Living in the Tri-Cities after WWII and the Korean War, Morris was fortunate to be exposed to a variety of Martial Arts practiced by returning servicemen. He began training in Judo before a chance discovery where he saw a demonstration of a Martial Art just making its way into the US: Karate. At...

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