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Old 02-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
Ellis Amdur
Location: Seattle
Join Date: May 2003
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Re: Masafumi Sakanishi Sensei Passes Away

This is really a big shock. When I joined Kuwamori Dojo, I had three training brothers: Hatano-kun, Ogawa-kun and Claudio-san. (He was a little senior (though younger than me), so he got the better honorific). We trained together, ate together, and laughed and laughed together. His wife's family included me in family gatherings - picnics, meals and the like. We were family then.

I will write more in one of my IHTBF columns. He got really strong and became a fine teacher. I'm really sad for his family. He's died way too young.

Ellis Amdur

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