It is indeed the same Payet Sensei! I talked to him abou the Aiki expo last weekend and he liked it very much! right now he is streesing the importance of moving from your center and brining life into our technque. I am going for Shodan in 3 months under him! He is a nice man, although can be very sever at the same time to dish out whatever disipline I need ( focus). I also know Geordan Reynolds senei who was also at the Expo! but enough names!
Hopefully this thread is working itself out!