CHARLES BAKER FISHER
(1940 - 2009)
Charles B. Fisher was born in West Virginia as the third of five children born to Ralph and Virginia Fisher. He served in the United States Army from 1960-66 receiving an honorable discharge. The United States Post Office offered him a job as a mail carrier in California and he relocated in 1968. After serving in various positions he retired from the Post Office in 1994 after 26 years of service due to a brain stem stroke. He spent several years in assisted living afterwards, passing away at age 68 from a heart attack, and was cremated.
His accomplished martial arts career spanned over 50 years on the East coast and Southern California and included Dan rankings in Karate, Ju-jitsu, Kajukenbo, and Judo. His long-term studies also included Kendo, Naginata, Escrima, and Ninjitsu, as well as overseas trips to China and Japan to study. He was very active in teaching Karate and Ju-jitsu in commercial dojos and community centers, eventually awarding over 1,000 promotions in those arts.