Regarding the passing of Seiichi Sugano Shihan

On behalf of the USAF and Yamada Sensei, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Seiichi Sugano Shihan on Sunday, August 29th. Sugano Shihan succumbed to several complications related to diabetes and cancer.  Yamada Sensei is deeply saddened and regrets not being in NY at this most difficult time. He has an important commitment, conducting a seminar in the place of Tamura Sensei in France, and will write a message to the Aikido community when he returns.

We will provide more details on the appropriate way to convey individual expressions of sympathy to Sugano Shihan’s immediate family as they become available.

We will all miss his inspiring teaching, warmth and generosity.

Sincerely yours,

Charlie McGinnis
Chairman, USAFRER

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