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Old 05-27-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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Masatake Fujita Passes Away

The Aikikai Hombu website is reporting that Masatake Fujita passed away this morning, May 28th 2014 (Japan time), age 77. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with him that I posted recently.

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Old 05-27-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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Thank you Chris. This news is sad, but not unexpected. I will have to contact my teacher in Japan with commiserations.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:13 AM   #3
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Re: Masatake Fujita Passes Away

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The Aikikai Hombu website is reporting that Masatake Fujita passed away this morning, May 28th 2014 (Japan time), age 77. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with him that I posted recently.

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Chris
Hi Chris,
Condolences to his family.A sad loss,i have fond memories of him.Joe
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:15 AM   #4
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Yes, that is sad news. My condolences to his family and to his friends.

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Old 05-28-2014, 01:41 AM   #5
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very sad news. I have very fond memories of Fujita-san both on and off the mat. A larger than life charchter whose contribution to Aikido was often underestimated I think.

My condolences to his family
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #6
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Re: Masatake Fujita Passes Away

Condolences to his family, peers, and students.

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Old 05-28-2014, 09:54 AM   #7
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Re: Masatake Fujita Passes Away

Funny how a man I never got to meet (though I tried!) so affected my life. I can't begin to recall how many hours of personal home videos I watched of this man teaching all my main teachers. I was always impressed by the positive mood he appeared to be in, and the enjoyment he had interacting with others. This is hitting very, very hard. R.I.P. Sensei.

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Old 05-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #8
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R.I.P! I had the privilege of learning from Fujita sensei a few times over the years when he visited Westminster Aikikai where I used to train. He was a great instructor and very personable. He would always focusing on basics, nice slow deliberate movements. My deepest condolences to his family and students.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
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RIP Masatake Fujita Shihan...you will be greatly missed.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:30 PM   #10
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Re: Masatake Fujita Passes Away

Sad news... I had the opportunity to train with him a couple of times on his trips stateside. He was always likeable and devoted much time to beginners, always stressing the importance of fundamentals. RIP, Sensei...
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