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Old 08-29-2006, 10:48 AM   #14
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
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Re: Shihan smith passes away...

A terrible shame, I had the pleasure of training on a course where he taught a section a couple of years ago. Absolutely lovely man, they dont come any better. He punched me very gently on the cheek to show me an opening in my shihohnage and how to correct it, it's a lesson I've always remembered! I believe he had suffered from terminal cancer for the last decade or so, but felt that he wasnt ready to die, after doctors initially gave him months to live. An inspiration to us all. My condolences to his family, friends and students.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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