yeah, our association is very proud of its lineage
Nocquet sensei was the head of our association until his passing, at which point Sensei Emmerson took over and re-named the association as Dynamic Aikido Nocquet in his honour. (it was also more appealing to our clubs on the continent to have a name without U.K in the title... easier to get memebers
Unfortunately, I never got to train with Nocquet Sensei, but i love to hear Sensei Emmerson talk about him.
We held a training session on the anniversary of his passing this year (as we do every year), and showed a video of the last time that he was on the mat.
At that point he already knew he had cancer and was dying... he moved like a 20 year old, it was inspirational
I wasn't aware that he trained alot with Abe sensei aswell