4/30/2003 12:21pm [from Jun Akiyama
Tom "Doc" Walker sensei of Titusville, Florida passed away on April 29th, 2003, at 6pm EST. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Walker sensei held the rank of 5th dan and was the Association Director and chief instructor of Sand Drift Aikikai
. His aikido career started in 1962 at age 27 under the instruction of George Wilson sensei. He had just celebrated his 69th birthday in January with a seminar at his Titusville dojo. My condolenses to his family, friends, and loved ones.