Of course I will pass on your regards.
I will be seeing him soon as I have three young students going up for their 1st Dan Grading.
Sensei is not the hard taskmaster he once was, age and wisdom has tempered him. However 'George' the Shinai is occasionally taken from the rack, when he is roused by students not doing what they've been shown!
Ha ha ha
Old habits are hard to lose ( shinai )
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei would say " My English not good, my shinai speak fluentl English !!".............