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Old 08-16-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
Bruce CB
Dojo: Aikido Centrum Cebu
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Died while practicing aikido?

A very good friend (we have been practicing aikido since 1992) of mine died while we were practicing our regular saturday session. A month ago he passed his 4th dan exam which lasted for about an hour conducted by Fukakusa Motohiro Shihan, 7th Dan from Thailand here in our country, Cebu City, Philippines.

It was a cool evening and never expected that dreadful event would happen. He was the one handling the weapon session for that night and never complain of any ill feeling (no history of any illment) and when we were about to finish that night after Jiyuwaza, he was unable to stand up and have a cardiac arrest. I tried to do CPR on him until we reach the hospital but he was declared Dead On Arrival and no matter how hard the doctors tried to revived him they failed...

Until now I have not recovered from that night and would really appreciate if you could give me advise on how to overcome this loss...
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