On Friday August 12th 2022 at approximately 9:45am Azuma Bennett was tragically shot and passed away from the injuries sustained in the shooting. The
LAPD homicide detectives are actively investigating this case as a homicide.
Azuma was one of a kind. An outstanding athlete, fighter, teacher trainer, and friend/mate to so many. We lost one of the best ones out there. He did not deserve this. He was kind to all that he met and always engaged everyone in the gym with his positive energy and engaging personality.
Fortune Gym has been in contact with his immediate family... and we asked how we could assist them during this tragedy. We kindly ask the fight community world wide to work with us in helping ease the financial burden that was that has been shockingly placed unexpectedly on Azumas family. As many of you know, Azuma was from Australia and we need to get him home to his family. He also left behind his beloved dog Keyshia who is currently in care of one of his close friends - but arrangements need to be made for her to go to her new home. Azuma loved that dog so much and we need to see that she is taken care of in his honor. Lastly, flight arrangements for his family to come to Los Angeles for his memorial and to take care of his personal belongings. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated. Rest Easy Azuma and keep punching up there. We love you mate.
Katrina Brown close friend and beneficiary to Azuma will be working with Tamara to arrange Saturday's memorial services. Please email [email redacted]