1. Memorial of Peter Bacas Sensei (1937 - 2006).
Peter Bacas Sensei passed away on the 27th of February 2006
on the island of Ameland after giving an Aikido lesson.
Peter is remembered every year by means of a visit to his grave in the
Okenburg cemetary of The Hague, where flowers are laid and a glass of
sake is raised to his spirit.
Peter Bacas did a lot to make Aikido popular in The Netherlands and Europe
and is remembered for his humour, his kindness, doing Aikido from his heart
and teaching Aikido with a dynamic flare.
On the morning of Saturday the 27th of February, a class was given in the city of
Delft, Holland, under the guidance of Ze'ev Erlich sensei, 4th dan Aikikai, who
dedicated his class to Bacas sensei and to the recovery of Masatake Fujita Shihan.
Although Ze'ev sensei never had the opportunity to meet Bacas sensei, the training
was conducted very much in Bacas sensei's spirit thanks to the connection to Fujita Shihan.
Thank you Ze'ev for this wonderful class.
2. Global Aikido Events Coming Up in March
The 40th anniversary of gasshuku in Aukland, New Zealand with
special guests, Waka Sensei (Mitsuteru Ueshiba) and Masuda Shihan (8th dan Aikikai).
Taking place on the weekend 5 - 7 March.
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