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01-27-2011, 12:00 PM
Posted 2011-01-26 13:15:08 by Stephen A Fasen
News URL: http://www.Shindai.com

East Coast Aikido Bridge, March 11-13th featuring Bruce Bookman (Kai-Cho - Tenzan Aikido), Kayla Feder (6th Dan), George Ledyard (6th Dan), Greg O'Connor (6th Dan), Dennis Hooker (6th Dan), Rich Wagener (6th Dan), Todd Jones (5th Dan).
O'Sensei wanted to build a "Silver Bridge" of Aiki, these are true bridge builders and a rare opportunity. Join in the discourse.

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01-28-2011, 01:23 AM
In the new tradition of building friendship and mutual growth in Aikido training and exchange, congratulations to the organizers, the awesome line up of front line instructors, and to the fortunate students of genuine Aikido for their support of the Bridge concept, and for this event.

Highly recommend including this event as a priority attend for 2011.

Happy and productive training to all!

in oneness,

Stephen Fasen
01-28-2011, 07:07 PM
The extraordinary cadre of senior aikido instructors that are a part of this event constitute one of those rare confluences of best effort and and extreme good fortune. These people are truly remarkable in contemporary Aikido. Their generosity is humbling. To the last one they bring great skill, an extensive experience base, deep commitment to their art, great personal creativity, and a willingness to share of themselves. These premier instructors do so without any expectation of reward other than the feedback of the participants and their mutual exchange. This is a learning opportunity that will not find an equal. This is the spirit that will build O'Sensei's bridge.
I am overwhelmed and greatly honored to be a small part of this event, in that I get to interact with these wonderful martial artists. I do have one great regret however, and that is knowing that our mentor and great friend Francis Takahashi Sensei will not be able to join us this year. His voice will be missed. His deep love for the art, his great concern for its integrity, and his immense Aiki spirit will be missed as a tangible aspect.