Haydn Foster Sensei
wrote the foreword to the book
'Aikido: Traditional Art and Modern Sport'
by Brian N. Bagot, which was first
published in 1990. Probably better known
as a Zen Judo practitioner and teacher,
Brian Bagot was also at the time a member
of an Aikido club.
If you just want to read the foreword then
you can take a chance on the Amazon Look
Inside feature and sometimes it's one of
the random pages being shown, or you could
just buy it and read the whole thing.
This is an article in
'Hakama' magazine dated May/June, 1996,
courtesy of David Lynch Sensei, about Haydn Foster
Sensei's visit to his dojo during a tour of
New Zealand organised by Kyu Shin Do.
A quote from the article:
"Haydn Foster said there was no
major difference between what he learned
in the early fifties from top
Japanese Senseis living in Europe to what
he teaches now. He said he did not believe in
criticising anyone else's aikido but
people were welcome to reject any of his
teaching that they disagreed with."
interview with Haydn Foster Sensei about
Aikido was published in Traditional Karatemagazine in April 2002.
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