Re: Shihan smith passes away...
Not only have we lost a great Sensei, but I have lost a true friend.
Shihan Smith was a father figure to many people and a great inspiration to all Aikidoka that new him.
He built the foundation for the UKA to go forward and grow.
His Aikido and memory will be with me forever.
I would like Mrs Smith and the family to know, that your extended Aikido family are with you at this sad time.....God Bless Sensei Smith.