David Sensei Obituary,Death – David Lynch Sensei, who passed away on September 4 at the age of 84 and held ranks of 6th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido, 3rd Dan Aikiki Aikido, 2nd Dan Ki Aikido, and 3rd Dan Tendo Ryu Aikido, was a member of the New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation, which is heartbroken to learn of his passing. David Lynch Sensei had been teaching Aikido for over 60 years.
In the year 1965, David and Hisae Lynch are recognized as being the ones who first brought the martial art of Aikido to their home country of New Zealand. They were the pioneers in carrying out this activity. During this trying time, we are keeping his wife, Hisae, along with the rest of his family, friends, and pupils in our thoughts and prayers. A pioneer in Aikido who was also regarded as a living legend has passed away. Aikido will not be the same without him.
On September 17, a Sunday, a memorial service will take place in the city of Auckland to honor the memory of those who passed away on September 17. In 1962, David started his training in Aikido at the Yoshinkan Dojo, and over the course of his time there, he was eventually advanced to the rank of uchideshi and received instruction in the art from Gozo Shioda. He spent a total of 18 years living in Japan, during which time he trained and graded in three additional different types of Aikido under the leadership of a number of different instructors.
During his time in Japan, he also obtained a black belt. In Japan, he was given his initial training in the martial art of Aikido. These instructors consisted of individuals such as Koichi Tohei Sensei from the Ki no Kenkyukai, Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, and Kenji Shimizu Shihan from the Tendo-ryu Aikido school. All three of these individuals were known as “Sensei.” In 2003, the Aikido journal decided to conduct an interview with him because of the singularity of his Aikido experiences. As a result, he was the subject of the conversation.