View Single Post
Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,318
Offline
Hiroshi Kato Passes Away

Posted 2012-12-02 09:28:57 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2012/1...tanley-pranin/

Aikido Journal is reporting that Hiroshi Kato (8th dan, Aikikai) has passed away. From their article:

"This morning we were contacted by French colleague Leo Tamaki with the sad news that aikido master Hiroshi Kato (1935-2012) passed away earlier today at the age of 77. Kato Sensei began training at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo in 1954. While working as a printer, he regularly attended classes at the Aikikai for over 50 years. In 1987, Kato Sensei established a private dojo called the Suginami Aikikai in Ogikubo in Tokyo. After retirement, he began teaching in the USA, conducting seminars in branch schools in California and Texas."

___________________
~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, click here. ~~~
  Reply With Quote