Sunday, 3 July 2016


CLICK - Tribute Slide-Show to TK Chiba Sensei - 1940 - 2015




" If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything " - Mark Twain
The Book ` Positive Aikido ` available on Amazon

Aikido Videos Ellis


Aikido - 1955 - 2015 - For those that studied with Sensei's  Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe -Masahilo Nakazono - TK Chiba Sensei in those early days will remember their Aikido being true Budo, something that very few will ever see or feel again 





AIKIDO  VIDEOS        

British Aikido Board Exposed Video Slide Show Below                   

Visit - Aikido Books - for `Positive Aikido`




The British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy Slide-Show


The Betrayal of British Budo

                 




                                                         





British Aikido Board Controversy Slide-Show.

Factually documented evidence of the conduct of the BAB the UK Governing Body for Aikido.

Detailing the BAB's attempted collusion with one Mr Jack Poole to change forever the 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 "

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.
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VIDEO  LIST &  VIDEOS BELOW


Aikido - MMA - Judo - Karate - Caporeria - Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe - TK Chiba - Masamichi Noro -  Masahilo Nakazono - Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Earliest UK Aikido Demo 1963.- K Abbe vs J Robinson 1955 - Steven Seagal - Rik `hammer`Ellis - Jay Dods Ellis -  Dang Phong Sensei.

The Videos are Located Below the Order of Listings.



Click the Link Below for the first visit to the `Hut Dojo` of Masamichi Noro Sensei - 1963.


Video - The Hut Dojo 1963

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

No 1 - Aikido in MMA - Rik Ellis.

Rik `hammer` Ellis - " Aikido in MMA " - Rik Ellis UK1 MMA Light Heavy weight champion 2012 - Rik - a student of Aikido from the age of 5 yrs with his father Henry Ellis Shihan.

Rik demonstrates with Nick `headhunter` Chapman the adaptation of his Aikido into MMA.

Nick Chapman has never seen or practiced Aikido prior to making this video - the video was not pre-planned .



Rik `hammer` Ellis is proud to have been involved in the creation and publication of the book ``Positive Aikido`` whilst visiting NM USA.


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No - 2 - 1963 - UK - USAF - AFB - Earliest UK Video.

1963 - Earliest known UK Aikido Demonstration - Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman at the USAF European Judo Championships - West Drayton London..The video is converted from 8mm film of poor vision but still a valuable piece of history.


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No - 3 - 1968 - Aikido Demonstration Bracknell UK.


1968 Aikido Demonstration at Bracknell Sports Centre - Henry Ellis with uke Geoff Goodwin - George Stavro - Also in this old film is the `Budo Leg end` Mr Jack Poole who is easily recognised, and so is his beginner status - Mr Poole would later claim to be a pioneer of UK Aikido from 1952 along with many other imaginary grades in several of the Budo arts. A man who has abused the names of many deceased Budo Masters with the assistance of the British Aikido Board.



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No 4 - British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Henry Ellis

British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Narration & Movie Slide-Show by Henry Ellis ~ The Arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Development of Budo in the UK.



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No 5 - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Memorial Event. - Henry Ellis.

The Kenshiro Abbe Memorial Celebrations 2005 Henry Ellis narrates this slide-show of this great Budo Event.



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No 6 - 1950s - A Rare Collection of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Photos

1950s - A Rare Collection of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Photos
I am most grateful to Mrs Teresa Reeve for allowing us to share this rare photo collection of her late husband Bill Reeves Sensei who was the first personal aid to Kenshiro Abbe in 1956.



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No 7 - Traditional Aikido Push - Ups.Aikido MMA push ups. These were taught by Abbe Sensei to all students in the early days - The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido from the 1950s..



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No 8 - Positive Aikido the Book - Henry Ellis
Positive Aikido the Book.

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No 9 - Rik Ellis MMA
Rik Ellis Aikido/MMA vs Russell Dennis 6th dan Taekwondo/MMA
Rik Ellis author of `Aikido in MMA`.

Rik `hammer` Ellis wins in the 46th second of the first round.



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No 10 - Mashailo Nakazono Memorial Event 2007.

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No 11 - TK Chiba Shihan 40th Celebration Seminar & Dinner 2006.

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No 12 -Masahilo Nakazono Sensei in Sweden 1968 - 1975.



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No 13 - Masamichi Noro Sensei late 1970s.



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No 14 - K Ueshiba - K Tohei - T Abe 1952.

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No 15 - Tadashi Abe Sensei 1952.



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No 16 - Henry Ellis Sensei teaching - 1



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No 17 - Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman teaching at the Bracknell dojo...2.



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No 18 - Henry Ellis Sensei at the Bracknell Dojo...3.



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No 19 -  Henry Ellis Speech at the TK Chiba Celebration Dinner 2006.





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No 20 - Jay Dods Ellis 17 yrs - Aikido MMA - Fighting Ben Alp 24 yrs - 1st round win




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No 21 - Ellis Aikido 1986 Demonstration - Nicky "Handbag Techniques" ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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No 22 - Rik `hammer` Ellis - vs - Chris Head - Rik wins in the 1st round.


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No 23 - 17 yr - Jay Dods Ellis vs 30 yr Pavel Famel for UK1 Semipro Title - Jay wins 58 secs First Round.


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No 24 -  16 yrs Jay Dods Ellis  vs  18 yrs Tyrone Trivett - "Fight Night" Feb 16th 2011 - Jay wins 1st round in 35 secs.


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No 25 - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei " Memorial Event " Crystal Palace London - May 2005

The guest list was a who's who of Budo - The event was organised by genuine direct students of Abbe Sensei - The event was sold out with 425 students on the mat. Many of the guests were elderly and some were ill like the great Bill Woods Sensei the personal aid to Abbe Sensei - sadly Bill died shortly after the event - Since 2005 we have lost several of these pioneers of Budo.



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No 26 - Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman teaching at the "Masahilo Nakazono Memorial Event"  2007 
 Note fast punching at 50 secs.


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No 31 - Steven Seagal " Aikido Dancing - Aikido Practical "
Interesting discussion on the the people who do dancing Aikido and those that study a practical Aikido.



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No 32: Ellis Traditional Sword Kata.

The Sword Kata demonstrated by Derek Eastman Shihan and Andy Lyon Sensei is the Kata taught in the 1950s/60s by our teachers Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Tomio Otani.



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No 33: Sensei Dang Thong Phong - Guest Instructer -" M Nakazono Memorial 2007"

Phong Sensei at over 70 yrs of age - wanted to pay his respects to his teacher and travelled from California to take part in the "Masahiol Nakazono Memorial 2007 "


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No 34:  The Kenshiro Abbe Jubilee Celebration 2005 - Full Video.

The teachers were all direct students of Kenshiro Abbe - Sadly many of the teachers have now passed on to join Abbe Sensei .

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No 36:  RikEllis - Aikido MMA Photo Slide Show.




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It is our intention to offer our visitors some of the most interesting and varied Aikido Blogs on the internet ( we admit to a little bias :-) Promoting some of the most popular Aikido Blogs on the internet...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Scroll Down - For a large selection of Old films and Videos - Kenshiro Abbe - Nakazono Sensei - Henry Ellis.

 
 
British Aikido History
1955 - 2012
 
The official British Aikido History site - Is dedicated to the true history of Aikido in the UK from its inception in 1955 by the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Right: Kenshiro Abbe Sensei with Ken Williams Sensei at the Hut Dojo.

The site is maintained by AikiKai Shihans Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman -  The last two surviving pioneers from that exciting era of the birth of Aikido in the UK at the famous "Hut Dojo"

Ellis & Eastman Sensei's are co-authors of the book `Positive Aikido` - they are proud to have their diplomas signed by legends - Osensei Morihei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.


Right: Mitsusuke Harada Sensei

Right: Henry Ellis - Mitsusuke Harada - Derek Eastman join Harada Sensei at the TK Chiba Celebration in 2006. Harada Sensei was invited to the UK in 1963 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - He held his first classes at the Hut Dojo. Harada had no students to begin with - Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman studied Karate with Harada, he in turn studied Aikido with them - Harada began to incorporate Aikido moves later into his Shotokai Karate as can be seen in his teachings today.

Click here for the British Aikido History Blog > British Aikido History Site

Earliest known UK Aikido public Demonstration 1963.

USAF UK Air Base - European Judo Championships.

Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Geoff Goodwin.
Click here ->  Earliest known UK Aikido Demonstration.


Saturday, 28 April 2012

AIKIWEB Articles - K Abbe - M Nakazono - M Noro - TK Chiba

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Four Articles - Featuring: - 1st Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - 2nd Masahilo Nakazono - 3rd Masamichi Noro - 4th TK Chiba Sensei.


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_____________________Kenshiro Abbe ~ ~ Masahilo Nakazono ~ ~ Masamichi Noro ~ ~ Kazuo Chiba _____________________


Henry Ellis 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - Co-author of "Positive Aikido". Relates stories of training with the early Budo Masters.
_______4 Articles - featuring 1st Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - 2nd Masahilo Nakazono - 3rd Masamichi Noro - 4th TK Chiba_______


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1st - Article: Kenshiro Abbe _____“Trying to Catch the Wind”_____
Click Here - AikiWeB Article - "It Had to be Felt".~ Kenshiro Abbe - "Trying to Catch the Wind".

2nd - Article: Masahilo Nakazono ______”A Man of Peace and Pieces”______
.Visit Aikiweb Click here >- Aikiweb - Nakazono Sensei Article

3rd - Article: Masamichi Noro ______The White Tornado__
Visit Aikiweb - Click Here - "The White Tornado"


4th - Article: Kazuo Chiba ______Two Handsome Young Men___Click here - "Two Handsome Young Men"

Henry Ellis a direct student of the legendary Budo master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957. "AikiWeb" has published 4 articles to add to their popular Ellis Amdur article collection of "It Had to be Felt" `IHTBF`.


British Aikido Board Blog - Click here ->BAB Blog - BAB Blog

Monday, 2 January 2012

`Positive Aikido` a true Traditional Story

Techniques - History - Lineage - Anecdotes covering 55 years of Traditional Aikido.

Order a signed copy direct from Henry Ellis Sensei - Email - Henry Ellis Email

Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai-diplomas signed by: Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - TK Chiba - The Doshu Moriterue Ueshiba.

Front and back covers.
About the Authors:
Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman both 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - Diplomas signed by Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Mikoto Nakazono - TK Chiba Shihan - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.. They are the last two pioneers of K Abbe Sensei from the inception of British Aikido from 1955...To purchase the book `Positive Aikido`. Order direct - please contact Dave Rogers Sensei USA the books main author. Please email
Dave Rogers Email For price and postage.

Book also available on Amazon UK £10-95 free p&p & Amazon USA. $18.


For an in-depth review of "Positive Aikido" click here>Positive Aikido

Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"->Aikido Articles

Saturday, 19 February 2011

CHECKOUT these INTERESTING BLOGS

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Blog 1..Derek Eastman Aikido
Visit the Derek Eastman Blog to read all about the life of a young man at the famous Hut Dojo as a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from the 1950s.Click here >
Derek Eastman Blog


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Blog 2 ~ Visit the " Henry Ellis Aikido Blog
Henry Ellis AIkido Click here..Henry Ellis Aikido "


Henry Ellis British Aikido pioneer, with stories and photos tells of his early life leading his 55 years of Aikido study.



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Blog 3 ~ Rik Ellis AIKIDO MMA / CAGE ..

Read the article " Aikido in MMA

Visit the Rik Ellis blog for photos ~ photo slide show ~ articles on " Aikido in MMA " . Rik a student of both Aikido and MMA shares his experiencs, photos and videos.Click here for Blog Site> Rik Ellis "


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Blog 4 ~ POSITIVE AIKIDO the BOOK

About the Authors
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Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman are two of the last three pioneers of British Aikido from the 1950s. They were direct students of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. They were the first teachers of Aikido to introduce Aikido to the UK Further Education System in 1963. They have studied with many great names of Aikido, such as, Kenshiro Abbe ~Tadashi Abe ~ Masahilo Nakazono ~ M Noro ~ TK Chiba.
They studied at the famous Hut Dojo, the birthplace of Aikido in the UK. Dave Rogers a USAF service man, began his Aikido at the ESTA dojo in Basingstoke UK in 1985. Rogers Sensei is the USA ESTA rep in the USA. He is a retired service veteran ~ News paper editor ~ reporter.


Click here Positive Aikido Book..Positive Aikido Book"

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Blog 5 ~ Masahilo Nakazono Aikido
Masahilo Nakazono 7th dan AikiKai...Nakazono Sensei will always hold a special place in the hearts of British Aikido pioneers and their students. He was the first Japanese Aikido teacher to be invited to Britain to teach Aikido by the legendry Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. Nakazono Sensei became a regular visitor to Britain before moving to the USA in 1970.
>Visit the " Nakazono Aikido Blog

Click here Nakazono AikidoNakazono Aikido "

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Blog 6 ~ The Tadashi Abe Sensei Blog ~ Click -> Click here



Tadashi Abe Sensei 1926 ~ 1984. A student of OSensei Morihei Ueshiba in 1942..Minoru Mochizuki Sensei ( right ) visited France in 1952, he later invited Tadashi Abe to become the first resident Aikido teacher to France later that same year of 1952..Abe Sensei taught a no nonsense style of Aikido,

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Blog 7 ~ The Aikido Articles Blog

Many varied and interesting Aikido & Budo articles.

Click here for articles Aikido Articles.
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Blog 8 ~ Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1915 ~ 1985.

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei was Judo Champion of all Japan. The youngest ever 5th dan at 18 yrs of age. Abbe Sensei came to the UK in 1955 where he would introduce the unknow art of Aikido.

Kenshiro Abbe Blog Kenshiro Abbe

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Blog 9 ~ Kyu-Shin-Do Blog.
KyuShinDo was the lifes study of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, it was his phylosphy and theory of the application of Judo..Sadly because the name KyuShinDo is very ` Japanesy ` KyuShinDo has become many different things to so many people, not often for the good of the memory of this great Budo Master.

Kyu~Shin~Do Blog Click > KyuShinDo

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Blog 10 ~ Bracknell & Basingstoke Dojo.

All the information you need to know on both our local dojos.

Bracknell & Basingstoke Dojo Info Bracknell-Basingstoke Dojo

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Blog 11 ~ Women in the Martial Arts.

Anita Wilson is the first lady to receive dan grade in the ` Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido `.
Anita's father is a well know collector and specialist in Japanese artifacts.

Anita Wilson Sensei Blog Women in Aikido

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Blog 12 ~ Jack Poole Controversy.

In the year 2000 Jack Poole and the British Aikido Board conspired to corrupt the true history and lineage of British Aikido from its inception in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Aikido Controversy Blog > Jack Poole

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Blog 13 ~ British Aikido Board
This Blog documents the appalling conduct of the governing body for British Aikido.
British Aikido Board Blog BAB = BAD at Budo

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Blog 14 ~ British Aikido Blog

British Aikido History Blog. British Aikido

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Blog 15 ~ Aikido UK

Aikido in the UK.


Aikido UK Aikido UK

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Number 16 ~ The BRITISH AIKIDO HISTORY website..

History ~ Articles ~ Books ~ 4 Photo Galleries ~ Videos...
British Aikido History Click Here

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Number 17 ~ ESTA International Blog
Click here
A blog by Al Montemar Sensei of Dallas Texas..



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Number 18 ~ The ESTA Dojo Albuquerque NM
This new blog is operated by Ms Amanda Post. It is new, so watch out for updates.

The Ellis Schools USA HQ. Click. Click for ESTA NM USA




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Number: 19

DS - Tactical Gear

Contact Dave Rogers Sensei the author of " Positive Aikido ".

Makers of Hand Crafted Knives / Tanto's . Buy off the shelf or purchase a knife made specially for you. See website for a display of some of the finest knives you will ever see.
Click here DS Tactical Gear




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