Received sad news today concerning the passing of Morihiko [Mark.] Murashige 6th Dan Shihan. Murashige Sensei was a great aikidoka with a unique style.He was a very friendly , good humoured man.For a number of years in he assisted Chiba Sensei at San Diego Aikikai where as Assistant Instructor he made valuable contribution to the training there.Anyone who ever met him found something of interest and value in his teachings.
I am sure I speak for all who knew whenI say we have lost not only a great aikidoka but a dear friend.I offer my condolences , sympathy and deepest respect to his family.Today has been a sad day .May he rest in peace. With Respect, Joe Curran.