Oct 6 Fri ~ Sekiya Sensei
10th Anniversary Remembrance
Many students gathered to practice principles, watch videos, and remember the visits of a warm and wonderful man.
Masatake Sekiya Sensei
7th Dan ~ Student of O Sensei
October 8, 1916 – September 3, 1996
Sekiya Sensei was born in
When he was 42 years old he was introduced to the founder of Aikido by the founder of the Macrobiotic movement, George Ohsawa (born Joichi Sakurazawa).
He became a direct student of O Sensei from 1959 until 1969, receiving his first five dans from him. One of the first branches of Aikikai Hombu was Sugino Sensei’s dojo in
During the last meeting between Inaba Sensei and Sekiya Sensei, within days of his death, Sekiya Sensei left his sick bed to make tea for Inaba Sensei who visited to request some discussion of the final death poems of Zen Masters. Inaba Sensei felt that Sekiya Sensei was in a unique position to share some significant insight.