The passing of a colleague and friend

I’m overdue some shares, as we’re in the midst of the Tony Wolf Pacific NW tour, some 4W pictures are up, etc… but today’s not about that.

Today’s about remembering John Moore.

John was a fellow stage combatant, occasional director, amateur blade-smith, actor, martial artist, union stagehand, and a friend.  He passed away Sunday while on the set of JourneyQuest, down in Oregon, doing the things he loved and amongst his friends.  Somewhat surprisingly for him, it had nothing to do with weaponry or power tools (even moreso than I, he was an aficionado of potentially hazardous toys); it sounds like he had a massive heart attack and could not be reccusitated.

Those who have been involved in or exposed to my projects, or are familiar with the local scene, may know him from

The Seattle Knights.

SAFD Single sword class 2009

Graceling trailer

Cleopatra’s Daughter trailer

Fuzz Meets Fangs

One of my workshops last Spring.

Angus Trim’s test cutting parties, Tinker’s sword shop, any of the local theatrical/dance scene shops and stages, the “Eating Adventures” group, Seattle Wushu Center classes, Academia della Spada classes, the local Renfairs and cons…

He touched many.  Mostly gently, despite his obvious interest in violence and combat and weaponry.  He was too young, and still had far too much he wanted to do with his life.

Rest in Peace,  my friend.


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  1. By Bonzuko » Stage Combat Memorial on March 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm

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    […] use of my friendship with a couple of the knights on my gigs over the years, and will greatly miss John Moore (a Knight who I worked with regularly and was friends with), and I’ve become at least […]

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