A true legend in martial arts and Salisbury native
passed away yesterday.
Grandmaster Sayagyi/Sensei Harvey P. Hastings III – Sensei Hastings is an 8th degree Bando Black Belt instructor, and both a National Bando/Lethwei (kickboxing) and World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion. His full-contact career consisted of 62 wins and only 2 losses. He is also a 7th degree Black Belt in the Isshin-Ryu Karate-do system, and a Black Belt in Judo. He is known as one of the Bando systems ‘Gentle Giants’, as he personifies the ideal Warrior; capable of great passion, courage & energy when dealing with the threats/challenges of combat, yet also capable of great compassion, tolerance & patience when in the presence of family, friends, or anyone in need…He especially enjoys Nature, being constantly physically active, Friendship, and writing poetry. To learn more about this unique & amazing Bando man, go to this site: