RICHARD BUSTILLO

HON­ORARY AWARD

Black Belt - - SCREEN SHOTS - BY MARK JA­COBS

(1942–2017)

San Fran­cisco, wher­ever to train with them. With­out Richard, I don’t think I could have done it.”

By most ac­counts, Bustillo and Inosanto com­pli­mented each other per­fectly as in­struc­tors, with Inosanto cast as the “good cop” and Bustillo fre­quently in the role of the “bad cop.”

“Richard was much more strict than I was,” Inosanto said. “My sis­ter nick­named him ‘The Iron­man.’ He could say no to peo­ple where I can’t. So they had to pass through Richard be­fore I would train them.”

The yin-yang part­ner­ship worked be­cause of their dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties, Magda said. “Dan was very en­cour­ag­ing and nur­tur­ing, while Richard was like a 1960s karate-school drill in­struc­tor. He was the guy you didn’t mess with. Stuff

RICHARD WAS LIKE A 1960S KARATE-SCHOOL DRILL IN­STRUC­TOR. HE WAS THE GUY YOU DIDN’T MESS WITH.” — CASS MAGDA

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