Tuesday, 29 September 2015

My book Collection ( New & Updating soon with Photos )

Jiu~Jitsu Combat Tricks published 1905.

1992 - Henry Ellis visited his teacher Mikoto `Masahilo` Nakazono Sensei at his home in Sante Fe New Mexico USA.Nakazono Sensei kindly gave Henry Ellis signed copies of several books he had written.

Henry Ellis is proud to own the following books which were personal gifts from Mikoto Nakazono Sensei. " Inochi " by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei. - "Kototama" by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei - "Kototama"(yellow book) by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei "The Source of the Present Civilization" by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei - "Kototama Principals" by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei "The Real Sense of Natural Therapy" by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei - "Kototama" (red book) by Mikoto Nakazono Sensei.

"Aikido" (green book) Tadashi Abe Sensei - Books one and two have identical green hard back covers 1950s."L'Aikido" by Tadashi Abe 1950s. Two paper back books given to Kenshiro Abbe Sensei by Tadashi Abe Sensei. Kenshiro Abbe Sensei later gave these two books to Henry Ellis.

The green books are also by Tadashi Abe 1955. Books one and two.

"Yoseikan - My Methode D' Aikido Jiu-Jitsu" - Minoru Mochizuki 10th dan.

(blue book 1950s)"Manuel Complet de Aikido" 1956 - Minoru Mochizuki.

Masahilo Nakazono Sensei was one of the most revered teachers of Aikido ever to visit Britain.

Blue book: Kototama Principal by Masahilo
Nakazono Sensei.

Book right: My Past Way of Budo. by Masahilo Nakazono.

Saturday, 26 September 2015


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 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 film/video of UK Aikido Demonstration - 1963.

USAF - UK Air Base - European Judo Championships.

Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Geoff Goodwin.

  Click here -> Earliest UK Aikido Demonstraion Film


The `BAB` is the Governing Body for Aikido in the UK.

British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy

The Betrayal of British Budo

The British Aikido Board Controversy Slide Show.

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 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.

Friday, 25 September 2015

__________AIKIWEB Articles - K Abbe - M Nakazono - M Noro - TK Chiba_________

____________________________________________________ AIKIWEB____________________________________________________________

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

______________________________________________"THE BUDO MASTERS"_______________________________________________

_____________________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_______

____________________________________________CLICK the ARTICLE of YOUR CHOICE________________________________

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 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Henry Ellis speech - Anniversary Dinner - TK Chiba's 40 years in the UK.

Henry Ellis Sensei joined Chiba Sensei in the 1960s shortly after his arrival in the UK.