Jason David Frank‘s martial arts legacy will reside on by way of his college students — who’ll proceed to coach at his academy … TMZ has discovered.
Sources with direct data inform us …. Jason’s Rising Solar Karate faculty will proceed working, with no plans for a shutdown within the wake of his dying. We’re advised Sam Sprague — who co-founded Rising Solar with Jason within the 2000s, and who’s additionally a senior teacher — will stick with it the torch.
Our sources inform us everybody from college students to employees at RS is devastated over the lack of Jason … however insist they’ll keep open and honor Jason’s reminiscence by passing on his teachings.
Rising Solar has three areas between California and Texas — 2 within the former, and 1 within the latter. The varsity teaches a method referred to as Toso Kune Do … which is a mash-up of a number of preventing types, and one which Jason crafted himself.
We’re advised the Rising Solar neighborhood plans to honor Jason in some capability company-wide, however there aren’t many particulars at this level.
When phrase of Jason’s passing surfaced, Rising Solar posted a tribute to him — saying they’d misplaced a grasp teacher, a pupil and a good friend … including he’d be sorely missed.
TMZ broke the story … the “Energy Rangers” star died by suicide this weekend, information that rocked his former costars and the web alike.