Posted 2012-10-20 21:29:03 by Jun Akiyama
I just received news that Robert Bryner sensei (6th dan aikido, 4th dan aikido Toho Iai, 7th dan Ryu Te) passed away today at 12:50pm (PST). According to his dojo website
, he started judo at age 15 in 1957 then started aikido in 1966, receiving his shodan and nidan from Shuji Maruyama sensei, his sandan from Fumio Toyoda sensei, his yondan and godan from Mitsugi Saotome sensei, and his rokudan with Shoji Nishio sensei (with whom he studied for the past 20 years).
My condolences go out to his wife, family, friends, students, and loved ones.
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