new honbu website
- Hi all,
This is my first post and I just wanna say first that I appreciate
being able to see a little of what's going on in the community
through this group, particularly the threads that corroborate what If
ve heard and shed a little light on the details of what's going on at
the Yoshinkan honbu. Neither the IYAF or Yoshinkan has been very
I train at the honbu and, although I love practicing aikido, things
have felt pretty weird lately and info on whatfs going on is nowhere
to be found except through rumors and hearsay.
Inoue senseifs gretirementh was announced through a computer
printout pinned up on the bulletin board. Honestly, I did a double
take at that one on the way into the dojo the first time I saw it.@
If you happened to be at the black belt grading three months later in
June (luckily, I was there) then you got to hear Inoue sensei address
the students for the final time, otherwise he may as well have just
disappeared - quite odd for someone with 52 years service, that
highly ranked and very much loved by a lot of us at Yoshinkan.
Anyway - back to the point - the honbu just put up a completely new
Unfortunately it doesn't shed light on anything at all, but it's
flashy and shows the new courses (e.g. beginners and regular or
combined now) and increased fees (for new members).
The English link only takes you to the IYAF page, which hasn't been
updated since the new kancho greeting on the index, and not properly
in ages, but if anyone is interested:
I hope things settle down and turn out okay for Yoshinkan, but from
what I've seen and heard I'm not optimistic.
I'm not the only one on edge waiting to see what happens starting
Tuesday with the new order.
For what itfs worth, just thought Ifd share that.
What a surprise to read your message. Sounds like you are busy and having a
great time with Eddie in Tokyo.
Have a safe journey home.
> -----Original Message-----
> Raymond McLaughlin wrote:
> Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2007 11:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [Yoshinkan] Chida Dojo
> Hi Alan, I am staying along with Eddie Wong from New Zealand
> with one of Chida Sensei`s assistant instructors in Saitama,
> Tokyo. Chida Sensei is unfortunately out of the country
> teaching in America until Thursday and arrives back as we
> head home to New Zealand so unfortunately we will not see him
> this time around. However we are fortunate to meet with
> Inoue Sensei and his wife and Aiko Sensei this evening and
> met with Shioda Sensei yesterday.