Seishi Sugano Sensei passed away

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Sugano Sensei the past Sunday, August 29th.
This master, direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei, succumbed to multiple medical complications. His family and close students from Australia were by his side at the end.
Borned on December 17th., 1939, Sugano entered the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1959 as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba.
In 1965 he was appointed by O Sensei to introduce aikido in Australia.
He remained there for 15 years and at the request of Nobuyoshi Tamura Sensei, Sugano went to Europe and stayed in Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
Since 1988 he had resided in New York city where co-instructs with Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, oru Director,  at the New York Aikikai.
On December, 2000, visit Argentina giving an important International Seminar in where we have the opportunity of know him.
Yamada Sensei is in Europe at present conducting a seminar and will be sending out his personal message when he returns.
The world of aikido has lost another of his biggest teachers.
Shimbukan Argentina laments this new and irreparable lost one and send its condolences to the family