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."
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