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Old 02-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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Re: Passing of Yoji Fujimoto Sensei

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Dear all,
Fujimoto Sensei - beautiful aikido, fluid and powerful,his kokyu nage /koshi waza were wonderful. Very modest and he was a great teacher.At the 5th International Aikido Congress in Paris his demo imo was one of the best I have ever seen.He was also a very nice man socially .Soft spoken , quiet and gentle man off the tatami.
Sad to say the Aikido world has lost a great teacher.I have fond memories of him which I will cherish. I send my condolences to his family and friends , With much respect, Joe
Dear All,
As you may well know I am not a young buck anymore.My memory[[the one uni cell]is diminishing rapidly.Although I met Fujimoto Sensei in the early seventies and he gave me such a nikkyo[ I still cringe while remembering it]I have inadvertently confused him with Kitaura Sensei. I believe Fujimoto Sensei , Hosakawa Sensei , and Kitaura Sensei were in Paris at the above convention hence my mistake..I certainly remember him from my Aikikai of G.B./B.A.F days. Again my sympathies to his family and friends.Joe
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