don-angier-portraitOne of the serious keepers of the flame – Master Don Angier  – passed away this week.  Angier was classically trained in Daito Ryu Aikijutjitsu and the Yoshida family arts, making him one of the foremost traditional technicians and historians of Japanese samurai arts.  Tony and I had the chance to take his classes along with his senior students at the Aiki Expo in 2002. He was very impressive, personable and a true gentleman.

Here is a clip of his kenjutsu and taijutsu –