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Old 03-26-2005, 03:26 AM   #10
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Info: Fujita Masatake Shihan

Nick Pittson wrote:
Mr Goldsbury, Mr Young,

Thank you both for taking the time to respond to my query.
I did not know that Fujita Sensei had retired as Director of General Affairs at Hombu.

I would fully expect him to ask the questions you listed, Mr Goldsbury.
recounts some of our history, and our link to Fujita Sensei.

(As an aside, I have been studying Aikido under Mike Bush Sensei here in Montreal. For as long as I have studied Aikido, Bush Sensei has shared his personal videotapes showing Fujita Sensei with Suzuki Sensei as uke, some dating back to 1980. Sadly, we lost Suzuki Sensei a couple of years ago to cancer. Fujita Sensei delivered his eulogy.)

I realize now what my question should be.
Is there a polite and unassuming way of finding all of Fujita Sensei's seminars? I envision an assistant or secretary who anyone could approach for this information. Perhaps a coordinator at Hombu. Of course, the mere act of requesting said information may be more overt than I may intend it to be. Please tell me if it is.

The goal (as naive as it may be) is to arrange our travel plans and schedule to attend one of his seminar's. An example; he is giving a seminar in May in Colorado at Nippon Kan, I believe. I may be heading to Japan as early as May, and would go out of my way to stop-over in Colorado to attend.

Again, thank you.
Mr Pittson,

Thank you for your reply. I have looked at the websites you cited and it seems clear that your dojo already has a strong connection with Fujita Sensei.

I suggest that you write to Fujita Sensei directly, in English, via the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. I am sure that the letter will reach him. However, if you have any problems contact me privately. I think my contact details are in my profile.

Best wishes,

P A Goldsbury
Kokusai Dojo,
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