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Old 08-14-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Shigenobu Okumura Sensei Passes Away

Posted 2008-08-14 11:10:28 by Jun Akiyama

I have just heard that Shigenobu Okumura sensei (9th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo shihan) has passed away.

According to his entry on Aikido Journal, he was born in 1922 and was the "Standing Director of All-Japan Aikido Federation. [...] He became part of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo teaching staff in the early 1950s. [...] He received the Budokorosha award from the Japanese government in 1987." He is listed as the senior most instructor at Aikikai Hombu Dojo after Moriteru Ueshiba sensei.

My condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
Mark Uttech
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Re: Shigenobu Okumura Sensei Passes Away

Onegaishimasu. Sigh... Another light goes out, may it encourage the rest of us to strive on. Condolences to the family.

In gassho,


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Old 08-19-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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Re: Shigenobu Okumura Sensei Passes Away

condolence to his family and students.

He last visited the Philippines in the late 1980s

Mel Miel
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