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Old 09-24-2010, 05:31 AM   #14
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
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Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: teaching the blind

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Kris Moralee wrote: View Post
I was at a seminar a few years ago for Sensei Jon Stokoes 40th year in aikido and one of the Sensei who was instructing was blind. I forget if this was from birth but it had been a considerable time and he leaned aikido while he was blind. He was really good, 2nd dan if I remember right.

He was also pretty good with his iaito, went through a few kata very well. All in all it was a pretty enlightening experience to watch this. Just shows that there are very few limitations.
I think you mean Steve Fyffe:

http://www.aikidoinnorwich.net/

I went to a course a three or four years ago where Steve did a nice demonstration against three attackers...

Alex
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