Foster Sensei in Books and
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
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
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
Karate magazine in April
Foster Sensei teaching the jo at the
Aikido Summer School in Treforest.
Foster Sensei enjoying the air in New
in a less serious moment in New Zealand.
teaching the jo at the Aikido Summer
School in Treforest.