With a heavy heart I received the news that our dear friend and fellow HMA student, Rey Cantu's life was taken from us [in an act of senseless violence].
Rey and his family have been a part of our HMA family for over 10 years. Rey was a hard working student who modeled his commitment, devotion and work ethic not only in class but also in everything he did. The greatest example that Rey modeled before us was that of love. His love for his family was without question. He didn't just bring his kids to class, he trained with them; he didn't just cheer for his kids in sports, he coached them, and he not only talked about his love for his wife, he lived it!
On behalf of our Hayes Martial Arts family, we want to extend our deepest condolences to his wife Celeste, and to his children Eli, Genevieve and Noah. Our heart, love, thoughts and prayers go out to you during the difficult time. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us.
To TeamHMA and our Kajukenbo / Balintawak Ohana; let us be a blessing to the Cantu family by showering them with our love, prayers, words of encouragement and whatever financial support we can give. The family has set up a "Go Fund Me" page in support of the Cantu family and we are encouraging everyone to make a donation to the family. Any and every amount you give makes a difference, so please give whatever you can great or small.
Rey stood beside us, so let's stand with his family!
Reynaldo "Rey" Cantu
While we have been encouraging everyone to make donations to the Cantu family through the "Go Fund Me" page that has been set up on the family's behalf; many of you have asked about a collective giving through HMA. I think that is a great idea. so please feel free to send your donation to me or Sifu Ronni and we will send a collective gift to the Cantu family on behalf of Hayes Martial Arts!
Again, any amount great or small is welcomed and makes a difference. Thank you all.
Zelle: 510-209-9541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Sifu Ronni for direct cash/check gifts.