Re: Been busy for a while
I have not seen or met Aubrey for years - since before my second kyu I think when I popped I to his club in Irchester ... met Bob briefly before this at a martial arts taster day with Simon Smith (also of the IBC). Since Ray retired I have lost contact with them all. The aikido world is quite small in Nothants / north Bucks ...
For Aubrey I am inclined to agree with your sentiments, but he is very old guard ... And ain't all that bad.