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Old 08-30-2006, 11:19 AM   #16
Steve Mullen
Dojo: White Rose (Sunderland)
Location: Washington
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Re: Shihan smith passes away...

I never actually trained with Shihan Smith, but I think his passing highlights one of the sad things about today's Aikido, we have reached a time when all of the "wise old men" for want of a better phrase, are passing, with them goes the knowledge they have gained. The only hope we can have is that their students continue to do their work, and take up their path, leading it further on once they have left us, in that way we can continue and add to what we have been given by these great sensei.

My condolences to his family, friends and students

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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