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Old 05-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Re: Farewell Pierre Chassang

Leon Bournazel wrote: View Post
A pionneer of Aikido left us on the 29th of April.

Philippe Voarino's article will help us remember everything with owe to this man who had the most adventurous life.

"I write these few words about your life only to leave those who knew you with something more than the cold, sad feeling of a formal obituary."

Condolences to his family and friends.
I am so very sad to read the sad news of the loss of another Aikido pioneer with Aikido friend Pierre Chassang.

Chassang Sensei brought Nakazono Sensei to the UK in 1963, he was immediately accepted by all the dan grades at the Hut Dojo - He also took part in the great Budo event with Kenshiro Abbe Sensei at the `Royal Albert Hall` - Chassang Sensei also spent a week at Grange Farm Summer School.

I met Sensei just a few years ago where we discussed the early history of British Aikido where he confrimed that `no` English students had studied in France during the 1950s with his teacher Tadashi Abe Sensei.
I always found him a most interesting man, and the article gave me a much wider insight into the life of Pierre Chassang Sensei.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Henry Ellis
Co-author `Positive Aikido`.
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