We are saddened to pass along this news..
Verónica Lorena Labourie on Facebook writes:
“Masafumi Sakanashi Sensei was born in Japan in 1954. In search of a less violent martial art, practiced Tai Chi Chuan and found Aikido. His first instructor was Sensei Kuwamori, Yamaguchi Sensei disciple of Hombu Dojo. Since 1978 he settled in Argentina. Founded after the main center of Aikido practice in Argentina: “Center of diffusion the Aikido”, located in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires, with over fifty branches across the country. He died today at 2 am.
So we remember your practice.” Goodbye Shihan.”