Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Houston Haynes. I am a nihon jujutsu instructor in Durham, NC. I am a member of the Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei, and while we are not directly affiliated with any aikido organization, our Kancho, Shoto Tanemura, holds menkyo kaiden in Daito ryu through the late Sato Kinbei. I of course have special respect for the legacy teachings of Ueshiba sensei. It is my hope that this letter does not come to you as a terrible intrusion.
I have a few questions to ask, but would like to present some background information first.
If you would, please look at this link: http://sbi.jus.state.nc.us/cgi-bin/h...ORSearchFrames
And search using the name JOHN LAMONT
Then go to this site a view the Instructor's description.
What you will not find in that site is that John Lamont is a convicted child sexual offender in the NC Sex Offender Registry. For general info on that, you must look here:
I am in the process of making official inquiry into this matter, and would like input from the aikido community as what official recognition Mr. Lamont might have from a governing aikido body, and whether or not that recognition has been revoked or suspended within the governing body through which he has been affiliated.
Also, I would be interested in hearing your personal feelings about this matter.
Any comments you may wish to make would be gladly accepted, as these comments will be forwared to the various persons looking into this matter on my behalf. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send your responses via email. Letters of support are nice, but I am seeking actual hardcopy information on organizational letterhead.
Time is of the essence, as his parole realease hearing is forthcoming.