My sincerest condolences on the passing of such a wonderfully inspiring man. I studied Southern Shaolin Five Animals Kung Fu under Mr. Gonzalez for almost four years. HIs passionate teachings will forever resonate with me. He applied philosophy without pretension and shaped the lives of so many students. I first came to his academy as a meek, overweight teenager and Sifu Gonzalez helped me develop confidence through discipline. He provided me with an outlet of expression and, in the process, helped me become a man.