"I was honored when Abe Sensei crafted a very large (extremely beautiful) calligraphy for me after this seminar. It is among his last pieces, and the art is priceless - especially to me. Abe Sensei is sorely missed!" - Sensei Elliot Freeman
"Abe Sensei had a unique sense of humor. At this seminar everyone was so serious. When I was the only one laughing, he turned to me and gave me a big hug, and laughingly said, 'Would you please explain it in English?'
It was so fun to work with this 93-year old legend, the highest-ranking Aikido black belt in the world. What a great memory! I will never forget him."
- Sensei Elliot Freeman