Brian Kagen pick: “Beverly master Bernie Mulligan reaches highest rank in Aikido,” by Terry Weber

“Ask some people how they envision their life at 82, and some say they hope to accomplish their life’s goals long before that, or they mention senior centers and nursing homes. Not so for Bernie Mulligan of Salem. Last week, Mulligan reached the highest level of achievement in Aikido, a Japanese martial art. Mulligan, 82, was designated as “Shihan” or Master Teacher from Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo.”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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  1. Congratulations to Mulligan Sensei! …as i’ve been off the promotion path so long, the best i can hope is that when the time comes i’m faithful to my training.

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