07-18-2012, 05:20 AM
http://www.guillaumeerard.com/images/stories/aikido/sensei/christian-tissier-02.jpgI have been informed that Christian Tissier published an open letter to the heads of the French Aikido in response to the recent polemic surrounding his potential promotion to the 8th Dan. I have translated his letter in English and posted it here to allow the numerous non-French-speaking Aikidoka who are interested in this Sensei to read his words. Please note that the translation is my own and if any misquoting or approximation existed, it would be my sole responsibility.
(Original blog post may be found here (http://www.guillaumeerard.com/aikido/events/95-christian-tissier-shihan-s-promotion-to-8th-dan-put-on-hold).)