The sad passing of, Senta Yamada Sensei, who died at
5pm on the 8th August 2010, after battling with Pancreatic Cancer. His
daughter, Tomiko, was at his bedside, lovingly nursing him throughout
his illness. He was 86 years old. John & Pepi Waite, Peter Martin
and Adrian Walters, managed to visit Yamada sensei a few times during
their visit to Fukuoka and although he was in too much pain to speak
they did manage to obtain recognition from him by the way he smiled
and held their hands.
He will be greatly missed by all his Family and many, many Friends
The funeral was held on Thursday the 12th of August.
Yamada sensei will always be in our hearts every time we enter a dojo
or step on a tatami.
The one comfort is that his teaching and philosophy lives on through
his students and friends.
On 12th September, 2010 - A training
session hosted by Kikusui Kai, Shukumei and Goshinaikikwai was held in
honour of the passing of Yamada Sensei.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this event. It was very touching to
see everyone's generosity and good spirit. Almost £300
was raised, which was donated to "The Red Cross Japan Tsunami