Re: Death of Tsuneji "Tony" Sakakibara
Imaizumi Sensei officiated his Shodan test many, many years ago. I traveled with Imazumi Sensei to Mr. Sakakibara's dojo a number of years ago, when my teacher was invited to teach a seminar at his school, celebrating one of Mr. Sakakibara's milestones in Aikido.
I was very fortunate to have met Mr. Sakakibara and his students at the dojo. He was a gentleman through and through. I speak for all of Shin-Budo Kai when I extend our organization's condolences to his family, friends, students, and teachers.