On behalf of the Europe Ki Federation I would like to convey our condolences to all students, friends and family. The first time my dad and I met Yoshigasaki sensei, I was about 11 years old. I was really proud to just be able to be and train with such a great teacher. During my formative years his teachings and example played a major role in how I would see life and deal with the different situations I was faced with in my young adult life. Training with a teacher that allowed you to develop in your own way was always fun and inspiring, resulting in a highlight, recording All of Aikido. Unfortunately shortly after the recordings life presented different paths and so we went our own ways, taking what he taught with us on our journey. I believe everyone who ever met sensei is still proud and grateful to have been able to be or to train with such a great teacher who touched so many people’s lives and in doing so is still around…..