FAREWELL TO SHIHAN WILLIAM OLIVER

1952 - 2004

 

Shihan William Oliver, an extraordinary person and a a very dedicated Martial Artist, passed away on Saturday, November 20 at his dojo. Shihan Oliver inspirational life touch and influence the life of many people around the world. He will be miss for all the Martial Arts community.
I would like to express our deepest condolences and send our prayers to Shihan Oliver's family, students and friends.
With deep sorrow and respect.
Angel Carrasco
Winnipeg Kyokushin Karate

OSU!

 

Memorial Services will be:
Friday, Nov. 26 (Wake) 2 pm 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 27 (Funeral Service) 9 am

Memorial Baptist Church
141 West 115th Street
(Between St. Nicholas & Lennox Aves.)
New York, NY 10026
212-663-8830

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In Loving Memory of Shihan William Olivier

We thank you for all that you have given of yourself To the Martial Arts

 

 

Shihan William Oliver was a seventh degree Black Belt in Karate. With over 30 years experience in Martial Arts; he began training with Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura at the age of 15 in the Japanese systems of Kyokushin Karate and Seido Karate.

Shihan Oliver gained an international reputation in the world of Martial Arts. A nationally ranked competitor in fighting and forms; William Oliver was the champion of innumerable tournaments including the World Championship (twice). His fighting expertise includes boxing, kickboxing, and Asian weapons.

Shihan Oliver was the subject of features in Martial Arts magazines such as Black Belt and Inside Karate. He appeared in Madison Square Garden and the ABC Wide World of Sports. Also, Shihan and some of his younger students appeared in a special on Nickelodeon. In 1978, he starred in the feature film: "Fighting Kings", a documentary about the 1st World Kyokushin Championship and he and three other Americans competing in a full contact world championship in Japan.

A renowned teacher, Shihan Oliver traveled extensively, demonstrating and teaching the Martial Arts in a variety of exotic settings; including the Australian continent, Asia, and the Caribbean. He was the owner and Chief Instructor of his own school for more than 16 years; over which time he inspired hundreds of students.



 

" I LOVE TEACHING BECAUSE I LOVE TO
HELP PEOPLE AND WATCH THEM DEVELOP
AND CHANGE AS THE MONTHS AND YEARS
GO BY."

Shihan William Oliver

 

"KEEP STRONG SPIRIT.
ALWAYS...."
           
Shihan William Oliver

 

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