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R A Sosnowski
16th September 2002, 07:17
I just received this message of Trevor Jones', forwarded from a UK connection
of mine.

My heart is heavy. May he RiP.

Iai practice will not be the same without Haruna-s. as his influence extended
to the AEUSKF.

All of us who trained with him need to remember what he taught us, and now
carry on his legacy.

Most sincerely,
Raymond Sosnowski
Raymond Sosnowski 110742.522@compuserve.com
Kaicho: Northeast Naginata Dokokai, Ashton, MD;
Assist. Instructor: Miyako Kyudojo, Silver Spring, MD;
Zenko International, Boulder, CO;
member: Seidokai Kendo/Iaido Dojo, University of Guelph, Ontario;
member: Beikoku Rembukan Dojo, Severna Park, MD;
member: Japan Society of Boston, Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association,
Shingetsukai/US; Japanese Sword Society/US;
former Assist. Instructor: Doshikai Kendo/Iaido Dojo. Acton, MA.
-------------Forwarded Message-----------------
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 23:28:30 -0400
From: "Rick at SwordStore.com" <info@swordstore.com>
Subject: RE: just a quick note....
To: "'Stephen Rinehart'" <rinehart@rosette.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Cc: Raymond Sosnowski <110742.522@compuserve.com>

Hi Stephen and Ray,

I'm sorry. I've lost many teachers over the years and it's a sad thing.


...-----Original Message-----
...From: Stephen Rinehart [mailto:rinehart@rosette.gsfc.nasa.gov]
...Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 4:42 PM
...To: Rick at SwordStore.com
...Subject: just a quick note....
...Hi Rick,
...Just thought I'd pass this on to you... I don't have Ray's email, so if
...you could forward it to him, he'd probably like to know....
...Dear Friends,
... I am writing to inform you that Haruna Matsuo Sensei
... passed away in hospital in the early hours of this morning, Saturday
... September 14th, 2002.
... Please pass on this information to our Iaido colleagues
... and send any condolences care of my address, Kutsugi 305-1, Mimasaka-Cho,
... Aida-Gun, Okayama-Ken, Japan. 707-0042.
... Thank you.
... Trevor.

R A Sosnowski
16th September 2002, 14:39
The late Haruna-s was Hachidan/Hanshi in Iaido. He regularly traveled to both Canada and the UK.

He was also the chief instructor and director of the Musashi Dojo in Ohara city, Okayama prefecture, Japan, where he taught Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu Kenjutsu, the two-sword style of Miyamoto Musashi.

I was fortunate to have received instruction in both Iaido and HNIR Kenjutsu from him.

Raymond Sosnowski

21st September 2002, 10:58
Thank you for informing us of this great loss. Even though I never met him I can feel the influence that he had in the world of Iaido.

He trained my sensei (sensei Fay Goodman) and he will be missed not only by the people he met and trained, but also those who learned from him indirectly.

A great loss.

With all respect for a great man who will be dearly remembered,

Sam Oram

Andy Watson
2nd October 2002, 19:15
Truly the end of an era. He put years of effort in coming to the UK and supporting its members.

He will be sorely missed.

With all respects