The Chinese martial studies community suffered a great loss with the recent passing of Brian Kennedy (1958-2019) at the age of 61.  Any such event is a tragedy, and this was all the more unexpected as Brian was active and continuing to train in BJJ until the end.  After hearing the news I began to go back through the many emails that we exchanged through the years.  I was immediately reminded what a kind and intellectually generous person Brian was, always willing to point another student towards a critical source or offer timely advice.  His insight will be greatly missed.

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