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Old 03-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
Tom Verhoeven
Dojo: Aikido Auvergne Kumano dojo
Location: Auvergne
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 295
Re: Masamichi Noro Sensei Passes Away

Sad news that brought back memories from my earliest years in Aikido decades ago. All the movements of Noro sensei expressed a beauty and grace that I had never seen before in Aikido. His skill with the jo was awesome and is still an inspiration to me today. He moved away from the notion of Aikido as just another fighting skill and presented his art one day as a "anti-martial art". Combining art, dance, eutony, t'ai chi, feldenkrais he created Ki no Michi, an art-form that has brought much joy to those who practiced it. Noro sensei was an inspiration to many artists. I am gratefull that I have met him.
Tom Verhoeven
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