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Old 10-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
Howard Popkin
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from Howard Popkin

To Whom it May Concern,

As of 10/21/2010, I have resigned my position as Representative for the Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai.

We wish Okamoto Sensei nothing but health and happiness for the future. We thank Sensei for the wonderful years of training and his tireless dedication to his art.

The Popkin-Brogna Self Defense Center will continue to train as we always have, but we will not call our art Roppokai and we are no longer associated with the Roppokai organization in any way.

Thank you,

Howard Popkin
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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That is a big decision. Best wishes for successful training and teaching in whatever new directions you follow, Howard.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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What Thomas said.

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys,

It was very rough considering how much I love Okamoto Sensei and how much he has taught me.

But it was the right thing to do.

Thanks again !

Howard
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:48 AM   #5
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wow! i can only imagine how tough that decision was for you. i would not want to be in your shoes.

besides that, can i put in a bid for the name of your art? we can discuss it over beer and southern BBQ whenever you in town.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Phi !

Hope to see you soon !

Howie
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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Re: from Howard Popkin

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Thanks guys,

It was very rough considering how much I love Okamoto Sensei and how much he has taught me.

But it was the right thing to do.

Thanks again !

Howard
Best of luck. Since you posed me a polite retrospective question, I offer you a prospective one likewise in return.

Without touching on any delicate concerns -- What path has your training departed upon, and where do you see it going?

Cordially,

Erick Mead
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:58 PM   #8
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I will still practice the two styles taught at my dojo:

Daitoryu Aikijujutsu
Goshin-budo Jujitsu - an American offshoot of Hakkoryu Jujutsu.

And who knows
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
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Howard,

Good luck and best wishes in any direction that your training and teaching path takes you.

Budd
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:14 PM   #10
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #11
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This took serious bravery. You are a good leader for your students and your art. I plan to attend your seminars when time allows.

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #12
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Rob,

Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you soon!

Howard
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