I met Sifu Martello twice in Leicester, UK to train the Miao Dao short form and was trying to find out how to contact him today when I discovered he had passed away. I had no idea. I just wanted to say that in the short time I spent with him I realised quickly that he was something very special and that he had an amazing talent, both with people and with a really big sword. I wish we had more time with him, but I imagine that sentiment is very common. My thoughts go to his family, and I hope everyone will remember Sifu Martello the way I do – with the utmost respect and gratitude.