He was one of my two main Instructors, so his passing away in September 2009, makes me take break in the daily routine and reflect back about our relationship and the future.
When I look around, there is a huge amount of good students still active everywhere in the world which Hanshi Denis trained. Lots of them, like myself, have schools with lots of students of their own, which makes Hanshi Denis a grand teacher.
His work which he put into all of us is definitely still alive and his knowledge carries on and won’t be forgotten as many of us, me included, have learned a great deal from him and are passing it on to the next generation. In that respect Hanshi Denis has done a great job and it can truly be said that he was a good teacher.
Now it lies on us to carry on, so hopefully the next generation says the same about us. With this in mind I wish everybody lots of pleasure and diligence in searching and following your path.