FRIDAY, March 29th, 2013, AT 11:50 AM/ PST

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities:
It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

Thomas Carlyle

Martial Arts
And The World Lose

David Ayers

From Brooks Mason
Last night at 10:30 PM David Ayers passed away. His wife Lynda was with him and said he went peacefully.

He was a great martial artist, holding the rank of 10th Dan. He left many Black Belts throughout America who will, I know, carry on his love for the arts and his way of life. He was a Vietnam veteran, a Marine, who was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Celebrate his life.

Work out harder than you ever have. Be proud to be an American. Be a stand up guy no matter what the cost. He would like that. It was how he lived his life and I will miss him a great deal.

Semper Fi Dave.

David Ayers and sisters going to the Bronks Zoo.

David of Merritt Island, Florida was a Vietnam veteran, a Marine, and was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

As a Martial Artist he held the rank of 10th degree in Ohdokwon Martial Arts. He also trained in the organization American Federation of JuJitsu of USA
Some of his notable students included Sensei Brooks Mason and Don"The Dragon" Wilson.

His other hobby was drag racing where he not only participated in but won many competitions that included Battle Of The Brands A.A.P, Fun Ford Champ, Spring Break NAL Champ, Last AAP Race Ever Showdown, Champ, 2011 S.H.R.A. Bad St Mustang World Champ. IHRA King Of The Street Class Summit Seares, Centerl Florida Race Complex.

Other Black Belts under David include, Mike Morgan, Greg Berginc, Tom Moore, Mike Hess and many more.

He was also a fight sports judge for the IKF, ISCF, ISKA & AFJOUSA

David was also an IKF & ISCF MMA Official and was close friends with
IKF World Ambassador Brooks Mason and 11 time World Kickboxing Champion Don"The Dragon" Wilson.

Rest in Peace David,
You are one of God's Heroes now...

The Final Inspection

The Marine stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Marine,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The Marine squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Marine, You’ve borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in Hell."