You may have noted the absence of BE Musubi in January. The
decision was made to coordinate events with the publication date to give more advance publicity of events. The new publication dates will now be in May and November.
For the past three years the UK has hosted the BE Summer School. This year the mantle has been passed on to Poland where it will beheld in Wroclaw with Shihan Tsuruzo Miyamoto 7th Dan from Hombu Dojo, Japan. To qualify for a reduced rate early bookings must be made by 31 May 2014. Further details are available at aikidowroclaw.com and on page nine.
Our congratulations to Shihan Joe Curran. Hombu Dojo has ratified his Birankai Shihan award with the Hombu Shihan certificate he received in April 2014. He wrote about this promotion in our January 2013 issue.
In this issue Anne Ducouret gives us an insight into the way we
should use our body’s centre of gravity in practice. Tim Sullivan writes
a moving eulogy on Shihan Jack Arnold 7th Dan who passed away on
5 November 2013. Tim a British Birankai student spent over three years
in 2009 at Arnold Sensei’s Dojo.
Wellington Tsang has joined the editorial board as the new Sub-editor.
Our thanks to Chris Howlin who worked with us from the first issue in
July 2010. We wish him all the best in his new ventures.
Thanks to all the contributors who submitted articles and photos. ☯