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Regarding the passing of Seiichi Sugano Shihan

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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


Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Congratulations to Damon, Daniel, and Blake, on their very successful kyu testing today! Great job, guys!

Shiba Sensei back from vacatio…

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Shiba Sensei back from vacation. Legs tired from Suwari Waza last night. Good class – thanks Mark!

Good practice last night. Lots…

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Good practice last night. Lots of students there. New students doing well. Mark did great job teaching.

Good Luck to Charles Hollis Sensei

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Good Luck to Charles Hollis Sensei on his new aikido endeavors!

July 5th Practice

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Yes — we will be practicing at the normal time (7:30pm) on Monday, July 5th.

Worked on some details and var…

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Worked on some details and variations on shomenuchi iriminage this morning. Good stuff. Great class. Nice group picture afterward.

Practice last night. Worked on…

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Practice last night. Worked on forms of katatadore ikkyo, nikyo, and sankyo. Sensei was helping us with some finer points to make it work!

Good practice yesterday. Lots …

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Good practice yesterday. Lots of blending emphasis from yokomenuchi. Shiba Sensei is masterful at this.


Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Today was our Plano Aikido Center picnic, at Breckenridge Park in Richardson. Really fun event with good food and good company. Thanks to everyone for coming out!