Re: Kyoichi Inoue (10th dan, Yoshinkan) Passes Away
I met Inoue Kyoichi Sensei at the first Aiki Expo, organized by Stanley Pranin in Las Vegas. Stan had asked me to go as a full-blown instructor, and added that if I agreed to go, then Hiroshi Isoyama Shihan would also go. (I was Chairman of the IAF at the time.) Inoue Sensei was also there as a featured instructor. The experience was chastening in many respects.
I remember on one occasion at the Expo that Inoue Sensei was somewhat disheartened, because it seemed to him that what he was teaching was rather dull, by comparison with the more 'spectacular' classes of other instructors. All he had to teach were basics. What does one say?
We became friends and always exchanged Japanese new year cards. I have kept the ones he sent to me. We occasionally met at the All-Japan Aikido Demonstration, organized by the Aikikai Hombu, to which he always came as an invited guest.
My he rest in peace.
Last edited by Peter Goldsbury : 12-25-2017 at 05:09 PM.