Dr. Mike Kaye Memorial
The Riddle of Steel #1 Cutting Master
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
Traditional Native American Prayer
Mike Kaye was an accomplished fellow. I was honored to have known him. He Mastered and managed many skills in his lifetime. His quest for knowledge ran deep. He was a magician, a fencer, a Tang Soo Do Master, a Professor (Doctor), a cutler, a motorcycle enthusiast and a family man. His list of abilities and interests is long - this speaks of a life well spent. He enjoyed helping others, he had a sense of the moment that few men have and this lead to his becoming one with the Riddle of Steel way. He was a big part of the ROS and his demonstrations were enjoyed by all. You are missed greatly good Sir by both family & friends!
Mike's feats were well chronicled in the Paladin Press DVD's "Legacy of Steel". A lasting memory of Mike's dedication and sharing. He was a warrior at heart. He was always there to help out in any way he could, as a real warrior is guided to do. His counsel was taken by many of us. Thank you Doc Kaye for being you! He did countless classes, seminars and demo's on a wide range of topics. His Tang Soo Do legacy will live on as he set sound examples for those coming up throughout the years.
Mike was also a most generous man in his own way. A giver of gifts both physical and non-physical, he knew the way as the way "Do" - a life path of the warrior spirit. Fare thee well Old Friend. Fly swiftly to the heart of creation, the great architect has yet more plans for thee. A new adventure awaits. God speed, God speed ~ We'll meet again!