Remo Summino, 72, former Cuneo scientific informant, historical martial arts master, died of cancer in his home in the Unrra Village, in Boves. He had been sick for some time. Great sportsman in youth, with extraordinary physical and mental abilities, was the first to spread the practice of “Tai Ji Quan” in Cuneo (abbreviated Tai Chi), an ancient Chinese discipline, also used by Shaolin monks as a tool for bodily meditation and personal defense. A martial art that Summino, already an expert in the sector, discovered in the 70s, watching a Rai documentary. “I was struck by the harmony, the coordination, the grace of the movement – he said -. And I decided to learn it. ” After 9 years of attendance in specialization schools in Turin and Alessandria, he became a Tai Chi master. The first gyms in Caraglio and Cuneo (in a room behind the Duomo), then hundreds of courses for young people, adults and the elderly. In recent years, before the disease forced him to retire, in the summer many students followed his lessons at the park of Villa Sarah, in viale Angeli in Cuneo. The news aroused mourning in the sporting world of the Cuneo area, where Summino was well known and respected. He leaves his wife Maria Rosa Martini, their children Anna Lisa and Gian Paolo. The funeral ceremony was held today (Thursday 4 June), at the crematorium temple of Magliano Alpi.