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08-14-2008, 11:12 AM
Posted 2008-08-14 11:10:28 by Jun Akiyama

I have just heard that Shigenobu Okumura sensei (9th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo shihan) has passed away.

According to his entry (http://www.aikidojournal.com/encyclopedia?entryID=523) on Aikido Journal, he was born in 1922 and was the "Standing Director of All-Japan Aikido Federation. [...] He became part of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo teaching staff in the early 1950s. [...] He received the Budokorosha award from the Japanese government in 1987." He is listed as the senior most instructor at Aikikai Hombu Dojo (http://www.aikikai.or.jp) after Moriteru Ueshiba sensei.

My condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

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Mark Uttech
08-18-2008, 06:48 PM
Onegaishimasu. Sigh... Another light goes out, may it encourage the rest of us to strive on. Condolences to the family.

In gassho,


08-19-2008, 04:39 AM
condolence to his family and students.

He last visited the Philippines in the late 1980s

Mel Miel