I have not been on here for such a long time, I have just had a 4th operation to remove blood from my brain, my son Kris kept the news from me about Bill until he felt I had recovered suffiently from my latest operation. I am so sad that I have lost a great teacher in Aikido. I do not want to comment on Bill's Aikido or his beliefs he made that very clear, by his comments and his practice. I first met Bill when I was around 15 yrs old I thought I was the bees knee in martial arts, he put me right in the only way Bill could. I studied under Bill for more years than I can remember , I even shared a flat with him in Glasgow's west end. I traveled to many places in the UK and Europe with him. Bill used me as his uke at most demonstrations and at practice. He taught at the Habonim Centre near to is home also at my own dojo in Bellahouston Sports Centre, then moved to RM centre in Helen Street, Glasgow south side. My introduction to the Habonim was a 1000 suburi, thanks Bill, hahaha. I have many memories of Bill and thank God photos, I am proud to say he was my teacher but very proud to say he was my FRIEND. My heart goes out to Jan his wife, his children and grandchildren. RIP Sensei, RIP FRIEND, I will miss you. TOMMO P.