Re: It Had to Be Felt #11 - Abbe Kenshiro: "Trying to Catch the Wind"
Pierre Chassang has not travelled to UK for 5 or 6 years now. As Henry points out he must be well into his 90's.
He did produce a book and the very first thing he mentions is being a student of master Tadashi Abe between 1952 & 1953 and then again in 1961 but the book is more about where his aikido reached rather than where it started.
These days he is very hard to get hold of.
If someone was determined to make contact with him then I'd suggest Phillipe Voarino (Takemusu aikido Intercontinental) would be best placed to arrange something. Steve Beacham left NAF around 1990 and Mike Narey only has rare conversations by phone.
For me Pierre was inspirational, if I don't see him again then I hope my Aikido and life always reflects some of his investement in me.