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BackGrand Master John Tompkins - Messages

7th July 2016

To All Phoenix Groups and Family


On behalf of Federación ITF de Argentina:

GM Nestor Galarraga and all Master from Argentina

We send our deepest condolences to his family and his Students. Many memories came to our mind with GM Tompkins, we spend time working in the ITF Rule Competition Book and he was so dedicated in that job and we know like in so many others.
he  will be deeply missed, once again our thought and prayer with his Family and Students.


Master Jose Maidana

Secretary General

Federación ITF de Argentina



Trevor Nicholls and United Kingdom ITF:

Trevor Nicholls values his relationship with GM Tompkins which grew over many years from that of colleagues to friends, to mutual mentors.  GM Tompkins’ students are a tribute to his teaching, guidance and mentorship and reflect his values in their actions.

In Trevor's own words, “We argued, we sulked, we always parted with an even greater regard for each other.  He demonstrated a natural care for my students and organisation as his own.”

Grand Master John Tompkins will, without doubt, be missed and our deepest condolences are extended to his family, friends and students.

Trevor Nicholls




Phoenix Group (INO 78):

Love the smiles respect the power!  A great man indeed!




United States International Taekwon-Do Federation:

A sad day for Taekwon-Do with the passing of Grandmaster John Tompkins. Our condolences to his wife, family and his students. He will surely be missed. Rest in Peace sir...



Phoenix Group (INO 78):

While the Phoenix Group mourns the loss of our founder and mentor Grand Master John Tompkins we also recognize he touched and influenced many lives all over the world.  Our condolences go out to those of you who like us are grieving the loss of a great leader and passionate TaeKwon-Do Instructor.  Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers you have sent our way.  They give us strength, and as our name “Phoenix” represents we will rise up and continue to move forward with greater strength and direction because of the mentorship he provided us.  Wishing all of you all the best.



INO #370 Greece:

It's very sad to hear that someone  that has given all his soul for Taekwon-do is now far away from us. GM Tompkins was a great person that had the honour to meet and make memorable experiences with . No words can discribe the work that this person had done for Taekwon-do. Our deepest condolences to his family from Master Soldatos Agelos but also from all the members.

God bless his soul.





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