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05-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Posted 2009-05-22 17:16:25 by Jun Akiyama

I have just received notice that Shinichi Suzuki sensei of the Maui Ki Aikido dojo has passed away at the age of 92 on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:00am.

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

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05-24-2009, 06:56 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. I've always been a big fan. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.

05-25-2009, 05:23 AM
Sayonara, Suzuki Sensei.

A huge Mahalo for all the Aloha your example has given us over the many wonderful years of your leadership in the Way of Aiki.

A true pioneer for the Aikido of the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, you gave a true accounting of loyalty, perseverance and integrity in your life and your teachings. You stood by your mentor, Koichi Tohei Sensei throughout the years, and were perhaps not given your due by all members of the extended Aikido Family. Nonetheless, your example is a model for all of us, in or outside of Aikido.

Thank you for the memories, the teachings, and your generosity!

In Oneness,

francis y takahashi
aikido academy usa
aikikai associates west coast

05-27-2009, 11:06 AM
The following was on the front page of the Maui newspaper:


-- Jun