Cause of Death

Yesterday we were asked by some people on the exact cause of death of our teacher. So I want to correct any rumors caused by misinformation:
Our teacher Mike Martello died of Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome, and that morning he woke up and not long after passed away suddenly.
He wasn’t teaching nor training at the moment and the cause of death is sudden heart failure due to a heart condition he was born with. Apart from his heart condition, he was the strongest man I have ever met. We were all sure that he would live over one hundred years old, doing Tai Chi in the park, tossing young strong men around.
He will be missed but also his spirit will remain in our hearts.

From Wutan Belgium Blog:

Yesterday we were asked by some people on the exact cause of death of our teacher. So I want to correct any rumors caused by misinformation:

Our teacher Mike Martello died of Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome, and that morning he woke up and not long after passed away suddenly.

He wasn’t teaching nor training at the moment and the cause of death is sudden heart failure due to a heart condition he was born with. Apart from his heart condition, he was the strongest man I have ever met. We were all sure that he would live over one hundred years old, doing Tai Chi in the park, tossing young strong men around.

He will be missed but also his spirit will remain in our hearts.

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4 thoughts on “Cause of Death

  1. Mike, I will miss your great personality and character but I will remember all that you have shared. Thank you.

  2. I just happened to look at the RSF forum again and found that there was this site for Mike. Again I just wanted to send condolences to Mike’s family. Mike’s teachings and legacy have reached so many people. From the first time I even saw him on youtube I was amazed at how briliant his movement was and how dedicated he was to not only learning his passion but sharing it with others who were willing to learn. We’re gonna miss you…damn its hard when a great martial artist comes along like Mike and has passed. I know all your students and all those you have influenced will continue your legacy take care Mike Peace!

  3. My sincere condolences to his family and students all over the world.

    My outmost respect to Sifu Mike Martello, I think he was one of the great martial arts teacher and practitioner of CMA.

    Thanks Sifu Mike Martello for you life contribution to the CMA and for inspiring us all.

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