Chief Instructor Sensei Tom Kavanagh passed away at 10:30 on the 29th of July 2005 having died of a heart attack, at the time of his death he was a 7th Dan.

The coffin bearers were

Tony Johnson.

Mick Vernon

Danny Munro

Peter Cameron

Roy Kavanagh

Tony Kavanagh

He was laid out in his judogi and was buried at Greenford Cemetery, There was many tributes and well wishes to the Family.
The Wake was held at the Hayes Dojo which was run at that time by Sensei Tony Johnson.