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Old 06-11-2008, 06:23 AM   #30
oisin bourke
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Dojo: Muden Juku, Ireland
Location: Kilkenny
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Re: Ken Cottier Sensei Passes Away

I only attended one seminar given by Ken Cottier in Ireland a few years back. One memory that stood out was that even though he obviously had some knee trouble , he spent a large portion of the Sunday morning with some of the more clueless whitebelts (myself included) taking ukemi from us and enjoying himself!

I also took some very powerful throws from him where his movement was minimal and his elbows cemented to his hara. I hadn't a clue what he was doing at the time. I would have loved to meet up with him again to try and understand what was going on!.

Anyway, a few things he taught that short seminar have stayed with me. I hope it will be of some comfort to those close to him to know that he transmitted the art very generously even to those he met for only a couple of days.


Oisin Bourke
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