I have Only found out that Roy Petchey had passed away through my assistant instructor Fergal Hughes on the 29th December 2011.
I have moved from my previous address some 9 years ago. Roy was a very good mate and a credit to the world of martial arts. I have many great memories of Roy and he came to Bolton on numerous occasions training. Roy's thoughts would say " Karate is like boiling water, if you don't heat it constantly it will cool " Roy was also a great martial artist and was IBA to the bone. What i would say is what it boils down to, Roy had martial arts in his blood and backbone RIP.
Shihan Steve Costello
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