Pierre Chassang, 1919-2013

We are saddened to hear that Pierre Chassang has died.

With deepest gratitude for an astonishing legacy, we are saddened to hear that Pierre Chassang died on April 27th 2013 aged 93.

He gave the Aikido world so much by sharing freely the knowledge and insight that lesser men might hide away; his message endures as I steal his words to make a simple haiku:

“Experience is
The sum total of mistakes”
Irimi – Tenkan!

Tribute to Pierre ChassangBy his dear friend Philippe Voarino, a wonderful tribute and an insight into the life of this amazing man.