Friday, 4 September 2015

Photos of the Early Days of UK Aikido

Left: Henry Ellis - David Warrne Basingstoke Dojo 1980
Right: Group photo: 1967 Chiba Sensei ~ Henry Ellis on right of Sensei ~ Ralph Reynolds on Sensei's left..

1992 Henry Ellis visits Masahilo Nakazono in Sante Fe NM USA.

Grange Farm Summer School> 1963..Henry Ellis with Tomio Otani BJC National Coach.

Left: 1968 TK Chiba Summer School ~ Bracknell...Tada Sensei-uke Henry Ellis ~ also teaching N Tamura ~ H Ichimura.

Right:  Grange Farm Summer School 1963.Far left ~ Henry Ellis ~ on the ground Tomio Otani.->

The British Aikido Board Controversy Slide Show

Protecting the history of Aikido in the UK.

Whilst the crass conduct of the BAB and Mr Jack Poole is abhorrent, it serves to show that such conduct will not be tolerated by the students of today or in the future.

Documented evidence of the conduct of the UK Governing Body for Aikido.

Detailing the BAB's attempted collusion with one Mr Jack Poole to change forever the `British Aikido Board` Controversy has unfortunately become a part of e true proud history and lineage of British Aikido, from its inception to the UK in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Henry Ellis was actually Mr Poole's first teacher as one can clearly see from the large collection of photos and statements, this did not deter the BAB from proudly parading Mr Poole along-side his teacher as a `Pioneer of British Aikido` .

Imagine you are a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and recognised by the Doshu and TK Chiba as a true pioneer of British Aikido - The UK Aikido governing body invite you to receive an award in recognition of this - As you wait to meet the Lord Mayor of Birmingham - you hear a shuffling sound - you look behind - standing there unannounced is one of your old students in line to receive the same award as a pioneer - unbelievable.You could not make this up - The BAB did.

British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy Slide Show.

The Betrayal of British Budo

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