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It is with the deepest saddness that I forward the appended message.

I just received an email from Sensei Ishikawa’s daughter Atsuko that he passed away in Yokohama, Japan at the age of 91. Sensei was the highest ranking black belt in the United States for so many years. He was a two time All Japan Champion.  He passed away as a ninth degree. He is survived by his wife Aiko and two daughters Atsuko and Fumiko.

As one of his students there is so much to say about him but most of all he will be missed by the Judo World.