It is with great sadness to let everyone know that Grandmaster Elton Trower of Virginia has passed away last night.

The world has lost a great person, a great martial artist, and competitor. He was a kind man who was very generous of his time. He always took the time to talk to everyone and share his knowledge and stories. He worked a lot with patients with brain damage. He also did a lot of training with the police forces, military, and self defense for women.

The man was a loving father to his daughter and a great companion to his partner Karen Smith.

He was a larger than life person. Being in his present you felt something special. He was a unique and genuine person. You knew when he was talking to you or showing you something that he truly cared who he was talking to. He was always in the moment with the people around him. He was always smiling with such passion in his eyes.

He was a great martial arts gradnamster who spent some time in Japan training under the Masters there. He possess skills that wondered everyone that watched him. His strength didn’t come from the physical sense even though he was physically strong. His strength came from his mind and his heart, the true inner strength that is rare at his level. He could do breaks that no one else on the planet could do. He was a sheer joy to watch. Simply amazing.

I will miss my friend greatly. Please Rest in Peace sir

Please enjoy a few videos of Grandmaster Trower


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