Sensei Matsumoto Visit – September 9-11, 2016

Shihan Howard Lipman and Masumi travelled to Cairns on September 9th and returned on September 11th.

One of Shihan’s students, Mr Han Barkmeyer (3rd Dan Kyokushin, 2nd Dan Iaido) has been living in Cairns for some time.

Shihan Lipman, Masumi, Han and his partner at dinner together.
Shihan Lipman, Masumi, Han and his partner at dinner together.

Sensei Han met with Shihan Lipman and Masumi on the night of Friday 9th and went together to Sensei Matsumoto’s dojo.

Shihan Lipman and Sensei Matsumoto were born in the same year, 1942, during the Second World War; one in Australia, the other in Japan. Both have long histories in the martial arts and have enjoyed mutual respect and friendship for a long period.

Shihan Lipman with Sensei Matsumoto at his dojo.
Shihan Lipman with Sensei Matsumoto at his dojo.

On Sunday afternoon, Shihan and Masumi visited Sensei and his wife Fusashi at their home. They were invited to dinner on Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant with some other friends of Sensei.

Shihan Lipman, Sensei Matsumoto and his wife Fusashi.
Shihan Lipman, Sensei Matsumoto and his wife Fusashi.

“It was great to be able to spend time with Sensei again. A true martial artist and one of whom I am proud to call my friend,” – Shihan Howard Lipman.