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Archive for February, 2011

Change of course date Tribute to Sensei Foster 7th Dan Institute of Aikido

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

In view of the sad passing away of Sensei Foster, the course in October will  now be instructed by Senseis Frank Burlingham and William Timms, senior instructors from the Institute of Aikido. This course will be a tribute for Sensei Foster. The dates are different from the ones stated on the calendar. The new dates are, Saturday and Sunday 15th/16th October 2011 and not 8th/9th.

Sad News

Monday, February 14th, 2011

 Haydn Foster, Shihan 7th Dan, passed away suddenly yesterday, Sunday 13th February 2011. His passing is a huge loss to the Aikido world and a great loss to all of us at Yama Arashi UK. Sensei Foster was the last surviving Sensei of the  “Big 3″ and has been teaching at our dojo for many years. His unique style of teaching, his humour on and off the mat ( and his lovely laugh) will always be remembered by us.  He became a good friend to me, as he was to the late Tom Moss, who I know held him in such high esteem. I so enjoyed the times I sat next to him at social occasions listening to him relate his many Aikido memories and stories and wondering how he managed to remember so much detail from so many years ago. My sincere condolences on behalf of all of us go to Mrs Foster, Paul and all other family members. My sympathy also to the members of the Institute for the loss of their Sensei and their friend.

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