Tuesday, 23 April 2013
I recently started training in Aikido again after a 10 years and looked up my first Dojo and Sensei.
I was shocked and saddened to see that Simon had passed away.
I trained at Akidojo Haarlem for about 4 years from 1998-2002. Simon, his welcoming personality and humor made training at Aikido Dojo Haarlem very enjoyable for me. I am thankful to have had that time with him at his Dojo. Thank you Simon.
It was very nice to see that Aikidojo Haarlem lives on and that many of people I trained with are still there.
Thank you for sharing such a personal account of Simon's last days.
Though more than a year later, my heartfelt condolences to Liduina, Tasmin, Maya and Galen, and all of Simon's students.
with fond memories,