It is with great sadness that I formally announce the passing of Uncle Sickness (Brad Ruka) on October 18, 2021. It has taken time to wrap our heads around this great loss. There has been extended grieving for all of us.
I am Nicole, one of Uncle Sicknesses maternal cousins. I, along with Yoga Midnight, and the blessings of my family, are continuing with Sickness Kung Fu and providing information in a similar vein as Uncle Sickness. It will be different as we are not the same.
Our goal is to preserve and share the massive amount of knowledge Brad spent his life studying and teaching. In the coming months you will see things like logo Tshirts and Hoodies and his book for sale. Proceeds from the sales of these items will be handled by family and go to paying tuition for a serious martial arts student in financial need at his dojo of origin in Boston,Mass
If you were a previous contributor to the site, or someone Brad worked with, please reach out to me if you are interested in working with us in any capacity. Nicolesicknesskungfu at gmail dot com
We appreciate your patience as we go through all of Brad’s written materials and figuring out how to best honor his legacy. Remember the Xingyiquan Proverb: “It cannot be rushed or forced.”
Obituary Link: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/scituate-ma/brad-ruka-10411833