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Old 12-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
Alec Corper
 
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Re: Hiroshi Kato Passes Away

Kato Shihan was one of the great aikido teachers. His aikido was martial and flowing, watching was like seeing O Sensei in action and taking ukemi for him was always an illuminating experience. I was privileged to have been his student for the last 5 years and will miss him deeply. He was a kind and generous man, possessing a deep natural humility which brought him a life wisdom that all around him partook of, even when they did,not understand the language he spoke. We are slowly coming to the end of a generation which can never be replaced.
Honour and respect to,a great man and strength to all those who knew him.
Alec Corper

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