Brian Kagen pick: “John Sukumar Ratnam and his journey in Aikido,” by Russell C. Chitty

“When I met him again many years later he had been awarded the 4th Dan black belt by the Aikikai Foundation in Japan and was a fully fledged Aikido instructor based in Dubai where he is the Chief Instructor of the Dubai Aikido Club. He also teaches self defence to the Dubai Police and the cabin crew of a leading airline. As an instructor he regularly visits Aikikai-affiliated dojos in Cape Town, South Africa, Kuwait, Malaysia, Azerbaijan, and Switzerland.”

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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