It is with deep sadness that the USAF must share the news of the passing of Yukio Kawahara Sensei on Thursday evening, June 2nd, 2011. The British Columbia Aikido Federation website has posted the following announcement:
In Loving Memory
Yukio Kawahara Sensei (1940 – 2011)
“It is with the deepest regret and profound sorrow that I inform you of the
death of Kawahara Shihan.
He passed away in Victoria on Thursday evening. During his last days he was
kindly attended to by a number of his students who communicated to him
the great respect and affection that so many of us felt.
More information will follow as it becomes available.”
To Kawahara Sensei’s dedicated students and to the international aikido community as a whole, we extend our heartfelt condolences.