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Old 03-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hiroaki "Rocky" Izumi Sensei Passes Away

Posted 2013-03-01 18:41:26 by Jun Akiyama

I've just received news that Hiroaki "Rocky" Izumi sensei (6th dan) passed away earlier today from a heart attack. He was aged 59 years old.

Izumi sensei was the shihan of the West Indies Aikido Federation (Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia, and area). He had also been shidoin for Kawahara sensei (Canadian Aikido Federation) since 1995, fukushidoin for Cottier shihan (Hong Kong Aikido Federation) from 1990-1995, and fukushidoin for Akira Tohei shihan (Midwest Aikido Federation) in 1987-1990. He was also a defensive tactics instructor and the author of many DVDs on aikido.

My condolences go out to his family, friends, and students.

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