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Old 08-30-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 347
Re: Passing of Seiichi Sugano Shihan

we were brought up in a very disciplined dojo under akira tohei, shihan. i remember the last time sugano sensei was here. we had a great seminar, as expected, learned alot, as expected, and took sensei out for a good meal. as was customary, we would carry his bags, get the door, etc.

after we ate, sugano sensei got up to leave, and my sempai went to bring the car out front to drive him home. a couple of us also moved ahead, to get the door and see him out. i remember bowing to sensei as he walked out the door.

'oyasumi nasai, sensei,' i said as he walked past me towards the car. 'ok, see ya.' he answered. hahaha. he was very spiritual, and very down to earth.

see ya, sensei. we will truly miss you

practice hard
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