Sunday, 6 November 2011

Historic Day - Chiba Sensei Re-visits the Hut Dojo.

Photo Right:...The Hut Dojo 2010 ~ H Foster ~ TK Chiba ~ D Eastman ~ H Ellis

Sensei's Foster - Ellis - Eastman - Diplomas signed by Osensei M Ueshiba - K Abbe - M Nakazono - M Noro - TK Chiba - Doshu M Ueshiba.
2010 TK Chiba Shihan asked the last three pioneers of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei's first group of students from the 1950s to join with him to pay homage to the " Hut Dojo " with its amazing history and lineage..Chiba Sensei first visited the Hut Dojo on his arrival to the UK in 1966. This was the first of several meetings where the early days were lived again in pain and laughter..Sadly in February 2011 Haydn Foster Sensei died leaving Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman as the last of the original pioneers.
Chiba Shihan paid homage to all those teachers past a present that have graced the "Hut Dojo" tatami.Sensei's - K Abbe - M Otani - M Nakazono - M Noro - H Kobayashi - H Michigami - H Harada - T Otani - W Woods.

In Memoriam.
1955 ~ In memory of the Japanese - British teachers to have graced the famous Hut Dojo tatami.

Sensei's ~ K Abbe ~ T Abe ~ M Nakazono ~ M Otani ~ T Otani ~ H Kobayashi ~ W `Bill` Woods - H Foster ~ H MacFarlane ~ A Allan ~ R Reynolds ~ R James ~ D Tubbs

The British Aikido Lineage Tree

The British Aikido Lineage Tree
British Aikido Lineage comes directly from OSensei Ueshiba by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to the UK in 1955..Photos in decending order are: OSensei ~ Kenshiro Abbe ~ K Williams ~ L- E Dollimore. R- D Williams- below - L- H Ellis -R - H Foster..below L to R - L Ballard - P Dowden -D Eastman - T Jones - R Reynolds...below the first Japanese teachers in order - M Nakazono - T Abe - M Noro - TK Chiba..The Lineage tree shows all the early teachers both British and Japanese. Click ~ British Aikido History site.

Aikido in the UK " The Beginning !!"

This article by Henry Ellis tells of the very early days of Aikido in the UK at the now famous " Hut Dojo " In those early days It was known as the " Hell Dojo ".
Aikido in the UK - The Beginning !

Video 1963 First UK Aikido Film ? Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman also other Ellis Aikido Videos.