Friday 27 June 2014

Memories of Koichi Tohei, David Currie and Aikido in Italy

I just came across a batch of old photos that I hadn't seen in years. These are of the visit our Aikido Club made in 1987 to Florence, Italy (see here) to study at a seminar with Koichi Tohei Sensei. Great memories...  if anyone who was there happens to see this blog post, please get in touch. And if you have more photos, well, I'd love to see them!

Me posing as a white belt (I think I was brown belt at the time?)

Dermot (still to be found at the Hartland Club). He had only recently started aikido but decided to come along anyway - a wise choice as this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

My teacher, David Currie (foreground left, smiling at camera) and his wife Sue alongside. Various other old aikido chums (Maurice at centre back, Dennis, looking at camera on right). Happy days!

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