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bob_stra
04-27-2012, 02:42 AM
I just wanted to make mention of the new Shinjido videos by Danny Dacosta. Mr Dacosta is likely well known to those from England, being a 6th Dan in Aikido and 6th Dan in Judo. Judoka may also recognize him as a European and British Open medalist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKjJ3tI39hk

I viewed both Shinjido sets and really enjoyed them, and I'm not getting paid to say that. Anyone interested in seeing the marriage of aikido and judo should take a gander at Danny's work. At under 10 pounds, it's definitely an affordable option.

http://www.fightingfilms.tv/r/dsmgr3s0j8

http://www.fightingfilms.com/index.php?item=284

Demetrio Cereijo
03-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Mr. Dacosta has passed today.

bob_stra
03-26-2013, 11:59 PM
Yes, I just caught word of that on judoforum. I had always hoped to meet him one day and attend a shinjido course.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Danny had been ill for quite a while as I understand it; rest in peace

http://www.shinjido.com/

Hellis
03-27-2013, 03:18 AM
I have received several messages of the passing of Danny Dacosta - Danny was highly respected in both Judo and Aikido. Danny was a guest at our memorial event to "Masahilo Nakazono Sensei " back in 2007.
Dang Phong Sensei was also a guest instructor, Danny was delighted to meet someone smaller than himself which kept him amused - he had a great sense of humour as can be seen from some of his YT videos.
R.I.P. Danny

Henry Ellis
Co-author of `Positive Aikido`.
http://britishaikido.blogspot.com/

AndrewGL
04-26-2013, 05:32 AM
Rest in peace Danny. A great Judoka, Aikidoka and always with a sense of humor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbD_MzkaH-Y