We are very sorry to inform that the founder and director of the “Armenian Black Belts” Association, the Honorary Consul of Artsakh in Lebanon, the representative of the Middle East of Kungfu Federation, Great Master Karo Kebabjian (Master Karo) has passed away in Yerevan.

It should be noted that Master Karo’s health condition had gotten worse in recent days due to “Covid” infection.

Karo Kebabjyan’s contribution to the educating and physical education of young people is huge, both in Lebanon, Artsakh and Armenia.

The President of the Republic of Western Armenia Armenak Abrahamyan expresses his condolences towards his teacher’s family, relatives and friends.

President Abrahamyan recalled his journey with the Grand Master since the 1970s,

“Karo Kebabjyan stood at the foundation of the creation of the Armenian Armed Forces, and he was fully committed to the protection of the rights of the Armenians throughout his whole conscious life.

He has educated and trained several generations of Armenian armed organizations.

He especially considered the need to form the Armed Forces of Western Armenia important. He was always full of new, pro-Armenian ideas.

Our last meeting took place last year in Yerevan in October during the 44-day Artsakh war. True to his essence, the master was again making new programs, pointing out new solutions, which would have a positive impact on the Armenians of Armenia, Artsakh, and Western Armenia.

His contribution to the Shushi fortress city must be written in golden letters in the hearts of those who will once again liberate Shushi, ‘‘the nest of heros’’. Rest in Peace, Master.

Let us remind that we will provide additional information about the time and place of Karo Kebabjyan’s funeral and burial.