I’m making a Wikipedia article about Payet-sensei, and I needed some information about him. Roommate Nick kindly obliged by doing a short interview of Payet-sensei and e-mailing it to me.
To: Chris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM
>Is your date of birth 24 August 1957?
> Which university did you attend in France? What is your major and degree?
UNIVERSITY OF LYON
CERAM SOPHIAANTIPOLIS NICE
> When did you serve in the French army (year/month – year/month)?
AUGUST 1979 SEPTEMBER 1980
> Besides jujutsu and karate, did you study budo in France before
NO JUST THESE 2
> moving to Japan? If you want them reported, which
> organizations/schools did you attend and what ranks did you achieve?
I WENT DIRECTLY TO THE KOGANEI HONBU DOJO AND STARTED AIKIDO AS A BEGINNER THERE
> When were you appointed a staff instructor at hombu (year/month)?
> At hombu, you worked on the Aikido Yoshinkan International
> newsletter. Did you have any other special responsibilities besides
> this and senshusei?
INTERPRETER FOR FOREIGN VISITORS, CORRESPONDANCE IN ENGLISH…
> You lived as an uchideshi at the Yoshinkan over two periods—once
> when you first moved to Japan and again after returning to Japan after
> living in France. What years were these?
19801985 THEN 19891993
> You organized the first International Senshusei Course to be run
> alongside the riot police. What years were you involved with
> running the Senshusei Course?
> Which years did you live in France/teach aikido in France?
> Which years did you live in the United States/teach aikido in the US?
> Have you lived anywhere else besides Reunion, France, Japan, and the USA?
UK LONDON 19871988
> When did you move to Kyoto (year/month)?
> When did you start teaching aikido in Kyoto (year/month)?
> When was Mugenjuku established (year/month)?
> MARCH 2009
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