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Jonesy
27th February 2011, 11:36
It has come to my attention that Sato Shizuya sadly passed away last Friday.

http://www.nihonjujutsu.com/attachments/ShizuyaSatobiography.pdf

http://archive.metropolis.co.jp/biginjapanarchive349/312/biginjapaninc.htm

Lance Gatling
27th February 2011, 18:00
Yes, he'd been ill a long time, but was still active until recently.

We all learned a lot from him.

We'll miss him.

DustyMars
27th February 2011, 18:38
He was one of our sensei at the 1961 SAC-ARDC school at the Kodokan. I remember him. R.I.P. Sato-San

Simon Keegan
28th February 2011, 12:19
Sato Sensei was a bridge to a legendary age, having trained with the likes of Kyuzo Mifune and Hironori Otsuka.

During my time with IMAF, although I didn't always like the way the association was run, I valued his methodical approach to Jujutsu and still find myself picking up his book.

RIP Sato Sensei.

X_plosion
28th February 2011, 14:02
It's hard to see the "old guard" go, even if we know that this will eventually have to happen. May Mr. Sato Rest In Peace.