Monday, 4 August 2014


ELLIS  SCHOOLS  of  TRADITIONAL  AIKIDO



British Aikido Board - The Betrayal of British Budo - Visit The British Aikido Board Exposed  Blog

The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido are pleased to inform visitors we are not members of the discredited British Aikido Board [ BAB ]

For the factual detailed history of British Aikido ( not the BAB version ) visit the link below.


                  

  New Bracknell Aikido Dojo Location



 BRACKNELL  AIKIDO  CLUB


                                                                              

                                           Visit - Aikido Books - Click >  `Positive Aikido`     


                                                                               Visit - `Aikido Books Blog `- for the book " Positive Aikido "

Beginners welcome

Just come along and watch a class - or join in 
and see if Aikido is for you( Beginners only need T-Shirt and track suit bottoms to start )
From November 12th - Aikido every Mon  evening - from 8-30pm to 9-30pm

Photo below 1959/60
Henry Ellis and uke Derek Eastman at the famous `Hut Dojo`.
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Bracknell Aikido Dojo - first established in Bracknell in 1966.
Shihans Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman are the last two pioneers from the inception of Aikido to Britain in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - They are proud to have their dan grade diplomas signed by legends - Osensei Morihei Ueshiba No 349 - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

Left: Derek Eastman Sensei - founder of the Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido.


Senior Instructor: Andy Lyon Sensei 5th dan.
Email: Information - andyjlyon@hotmail.com
Tel: Andy Lyon  01256 811528



Bracknell Aikido Dojo Information.

 ` Jennets Park Community Centre ` Bracknell. - There will be classes held every Monday and at 8-30pm to 9-30pm starting on the 12th of November 2012.

The main hall has a sprung wooden floor. - Cafe - Free Car Parking. - Beginner just wear track suit bottoms and tee shirt.

Jennett’s Park Community Centre -Tawny Owl Square - Jennett’s Park - Bracknell
RG12 8EB        See Google Maps.  Jenetts Park Community Centre Map

More details to be added as available.



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Sunday, 3 August 2014

     

BRITISH  AIKIDO  HISTORY


   

      E.S.T.A 

UK Aikido History Milestones

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  Interest for Members & Visitors






Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
ESTA Founders: Derek Eastman & Henry Ellis; a brief UK Aikido history timeline from the 1950s to 2014.

Right: Kenshiro  Abbe Sensei's butterfly emblem of the BJC - BAC - BKA.





1.     1955.       Kenshiro Abbe arrives in the UK at the invitation (under contract) to the `London Judo Society` (LJS) - 
2      1955        K Abbe meets Masutaro Otani Sensei in London, the bonding of two great Budoka and an amazing future journey for British Budo.
3      1955.       K Abbe aged 40 takes on 33 LJS dan grades in line up - tells each one the technique he will use, left & right - he beats every single one. 
4.     1955        K Abbe introduces Budo + Aikido - UK. at `Royal Albert Hall London` - K Williams 1st UK student /dan grade - 1958 -BAC National Coach.
5.     1956.       K Abbe severs contract to London Judo Society. Abbe Sensei wanted to teach KyuShinDo Judo - the LJS were only interested in competition.
6.     1956.       K Abbe now joins forces with Masutaro Otani of the M.O.S.J.A. ( Jubilee Judo Club ). This was the beginning of a great era of UK Budo.
7.     1958.       K Abbe and M Otani create the `British Judo Council` (BJC) - `British Aikido Council (BAC) - `British Kendo Council` (BKC).
8.     1950s.     First UK Aikidoka - K Williams - D Williams - E Dollimore.      H Foster - H Ellis - D Eastman.

9.     1950s.      K Williams - D Williams - E Dollimore - H Foster - H Ellis - D Eastman first  UK dan grades recognized by OSensei and Aikikai.
10.    1959.       K Williams - H Ellis taught first  w/e UK Aikido seminar - Devises Judo Club Wiltshire UK as guests of Graham Burt Sensei.
11.   1950s.     Hut Dojo ( Abbe School of Budo ) first 8 dan grades to K Abbe Sensei;H Ellis-5th - D Eastman-7th.

12.   1957.       Kenshiro Abbe invites the first Japanese Aikido master to the UK - Tadashi Abe Sensei - `1926 - 1984` - Student of Osensei from 1942.
13.   1960.       H Ellis & D Eastman first UK Aikido TV exposure on Harlech TV with K Williams and all other Hut dan grades.

14.   1961.       K Abbe invites Masahilo Nakazono Sensei ( 1918 - 1994 )    to the UK as the official AikiKai rep for North Africa - Europe - UK.
15.   1962.       Masamichi Noro Sensei  1935 - 2013 - makes the first of many visits to the UK.
16.   1963        Ellis & Eastman traveled for one year around the UK - promoting - teaching - introducing Aikido for free - sleeping in dojos - car - name it.
17.   1963.       H Ellis & D Eastman first teachers to officially introduce Aikido to the UK Education System whilst traveling and teaching Aikido.
18.   1963.       Ellis - Eastman - others - Royal Albert Hall - 1963.K Abbe - M Nakazono - M Noro - M Harada - H Michigami - M Otani.- Shoei Hamano.

19.   1963        Summer School - Grange Farm Essex - K Abbe - M Otani - H Michigami - M Harada - M Nakazono - M Noro -  guest S Hamano 9th dan.
20.   1963.       Ellis - Eastman 1963.1st UK filmed Aikido demo - UK USAF West Drayton UK. - The event was the USAF European Judo Championships.

21.   1963.       K Abbe invites Mutsusuke Harada to teach Karate at the Hut Dojo - H Ellis and D Eastman studied with Harada Sensei.
22.   1964.       K Abbe visits Tokyo summer Olympics, visits Osensei, asks for TK Chiba to be sent to the UK as official AikiKai representative.
23.   1966.       Henry Ellis opens 1st Bracknell Aikido Dojo, demonstration by K Williams Sensei & all the Hut dan grades.

24.   1966.       TK Chiba Sensei arrives in the UK - makes first visit to the ` Hut Dojo`. Chiba Sensei makes sure the `Hell Dojo` lives up to its name.
25.   1967.       K Williams Sensei leaves the `Hut Dojo` in the care of Haydn Foster Sensei and moves to Wales to create the Ki Federation GB.
26.   1967.       H Ellis leaves `Hut Dojo`  as assistant to TK Chiba Sensei.1967 - 1972. Dojos - Earls Court London - Times Newspapers Black-friars London.
27.   1968.       H Ellis & K Chiba - First BBC World Radio Broadcast - 30 min Aikido interview.

28.   1968.       TK Chiba - H Ellis hold summer school in Bracknell - N Tamura - T Ichamura - H Tada.
29.   1968.       Derek Eastman creates the org `Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido`.[ ESTA ] then invites Henry Ellis to join.
30.   1968.       H Ellis & K Chiba - Granada TV - Aikido Demonstration.- see article ` Two Handsome Young Men `.

31.   1975.       William ( Billy) Otani Judoka and eldest son of Masutaro Otani Sensei tragically died aged 33 yrs - 1942 - 1975.
32.   1977.       Masutaro Otani head of Samurai Budo family dies aged 81 yrs - 1896 - 1977.- Together with Abbe Sensei, created the BJC - BAC - BKC.
33.   1977.       British Aikido Board created from the Martial Arts Commission by the members for the members until discredited in 2000.
34.   1984        Tadashi Abe dies in  Japan - 23-11- 1984 - aged 58 yrs. He was the first Aikikai teacher to introduce Aikido to France and Europe  1952.
35.   1985.       Kenshiro Abbe Sensei dies peacefully at his home in Tokushima Prefecture - Japan. aged 69 yrs. (15-Dec-1915 -- 1-Dec-1985)

36.   1991.       Tomio Otani - Kendo - died aged 52 yrs - 1939 - 1991. - Tomio  student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. Tomio a close friend of Derek and I.
37.   1992.       Henry Ellis visits Masahilo Nakazono at his home in Sante Fe New Mexico USA.
38.   1994.       Masahilo Nakazono Sensei dies peacefully at his home in Sante Fe - New Mexico USA. aged 76 yrs. (20th-Dec-1918 - 8th-Oct-1994)
39.    2000.      British Aikido Board now discredited, attempt to corrupt the history of UK Aikido. ( they failed miserably  )  
40.    2004.      Henry Ellis forces the BAB to a meeting with Sports England. BAB receive strong reprimanded - ordered to apologize to Henry Ellis.
41.    2005.      Book Publication of "Positive Aikido" - A book on UK Aikido history anecdotes & techniques
42.    2005.      Ellis & Eastman organizing members "Kenshiro Abbe 50th Memorial Event". Crystal Palace London - Event totally sold out.
43.    2006       W `Bill` Woods died - 1930 - 2006 - Bill, personal assistant to Kenshiro Abbe, Bill was the most influential of all UK Budoka. 

44.    2007.      Ellis & Eastman organizing members "Masahilo Nakazono Memorial Event".
45.    2010.      Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman receive 6th dan AikiKai Hombu from the Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

46.    2011.      Haydn Foster Sensei  aged 84 yrs - 1927 - 2011 - Pioneer of UK Aikido dies peacefully at his home.
47.    1950s      2014 -H Ellis & D Eastman Diplomas signed by - Osensei Ueshiba - K Abbe - M Nakazono - M Noro - K Chiba - Doshu M Ueshiba.

48.    2012       UK Aikido History Articles published - Aikiweb - Fighting Arts Int - Aikido Today - Blitz MA Mag - Martial Arts Illustrated.
49.    2012.      H Ellis - D Eastman promoted to 6th dan AikiKai Shihan by TK Chiba Shihan and Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba - 3rd - 8th - 2012.
50.    2012.      Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman the original UK Aikido pioneers to be promoted to Aikikai Shihan by TK Chiba and Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.
51.    2013.      Masamichi Noro Sensei dies peacefully at his home in Paris France, aged 78 yrs. ( 21st-Jan-1935 -- March 15 -2013)
52.    2014.      March -The discredited British Aikido Board begins to fragment with over 50% members leaving - incl the JAC and the BAA.

53.    2015.      Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - born 1915 - 100 years celebration of the birth of the legendary Budoka. 

Henry Ellis admin

Saturday, 2 August 2014



It Only Takes the Good Aikidoka to Stand Quietly By - For the Fraudulent Plastic Samurai to Succeed.



Tadashi Abe Sensei - 1926 - 1984.

" The Aikido I knew and learned with Osensei was Budo. Since my return to Japan, I realize that what we teach today has nothing to do with this martial art.
What remains of this art inherited from Samurai, which was formed by the founder for men. Today, it is a sport of women ! "  Tadashi Abe Sensei

Tadashi Abe Sensei began his Aikido study with Osensei in 1942, he was the first official AikiKai representative to Europe.

  Tadashi Abe Sensei and Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Tadashi Abe Sensei visited the UK in 1958 at the invitation of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, he would make several visits before the arrival of Mutsuro Nakazono Sensei in 1961 and Masamichi Noro Sensei in 1962.

Deludo
If only Tadashi Abe could see senior Aikidoka  today - throwing with a nod of the head - no touch throws - breathing through their toes - Aikido Ribbon Dancing - Touching and Freezing students - Music in the Dojo - Ki Blasts -  Rest in Peace - Tadashi Abe Sensei.

Abe Sensei was a hard man in every way, he was small but powerful and dynamic. During the second world war he had trained and qualified as a one man suicide pilot of a ` Kaiten `  ( Return to the Sky ) submarine, which in reality was a glorified torpedo. TK Chiba Sensei personally told me that Abe Sensei was his hero and he told me how Abe Sensei was in preparation to go into action with the Kaiten when the war suddenly ended - Chiba Sensei said that Abe Sensei felt to the day he died that fate had cheated him of his destiny to die for his Emperor and Japan.

Henry Ellis Admin.

Visit  ` Aikido Stories ` Click >  True Aikido Stories

Friday, 1 August 2014


The British Aikido Board Controversy Slide-Show.


The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido are proud of their history and lineage - Both Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman are direct students of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - they are also the last two pioneers from that era in the 1950s.
It is our aim to protect the early history and the names of the great teachers that created our aikido history.
The truth is important, not only for the students of today, - but for the students of the future who deserve nothing less.


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The British Aikido Board Event Presentation Programme

Reads ( pause at 7m 14sec )



" This year is a particular special event because we will be honouring 5 ( FIVE ) instructors who have served over 40  ( FORTY )  continuous years teaching Aikido in the UK. "



They are:  H Ellis ~ H Foster ~ R Reynolds ~ W Smith - D Eastman.



NOW look at the presentation group photo and the named 5 ( FIVE ) has mysteriously become 6  ( SIX

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.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

____________________________________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___Visit Aikiweb - 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`.


Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"->Aikido Articles

Aikido from 1957 - Bracknell & Basingstoke Traditional Aikido Dojos.UK - USA..
Scroll down for full details.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

 AIKIDO  BRACKNELL  DOJO


                                                                                Ellis  Schools  of  Traditional  Aikido
                                     The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido are not associated with the Discredited British Aikido Board.

SCROLL DOWN for DETAILS  " ELLIS SCHOOLS of TRADITIONAL AIKIDO " - Bracknell - Basingstoke - History - Lineage - Videos - Articles.
British Aikido History
1955 - 2013

`British Aikido History Blog` is the official British Aikido History site - The 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. K Wlliams Sensei was the first British student of Aikido and assistant to Abbe Sensei.



Left: Kenshiro Abbe:                                          Right: Ken Williams.
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.



Below 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 Demonstration Film



Visit the ``British Aikido Board Exposed `` BAB - Blog..
BAB = Bad at Budo.
For the shocking truth about this crass organisation.. 
British Aikido Board Exposed.



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Henry Ellis 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.

 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

UK1 MMA - Rik`hammer` Ellis wins - UK1 MMA Light Heavyweight Title - Belt


  Photo - Rik - hammer - Ellis - Aikido / MMA with the UK1 MMA  Light Heavyweight Championship Belt.

Fight Science Arena - Aldershot - Sat July 21st - 2012

The Fight in Brief.
Kriston Buxey really brought it on with a great opening shot that spurred Rik in to action in a fight he was just as determined to win as was Buxey. After the opening shot from Buxey Rik allowed his 18 pounds heavier opponent to push him back into the cage wall where Rik made a very effective tight `Tenkan` turn off the cage wall taking his opponent down into  `ground n pound` finishing with a rear naked choke in the 46th second of the first round.
The 46 second win should not undermine what was a battle from the bell to the end.
Rik Ellis Aikido - MMA wins in 46 seconds of the first round.
Rik `hammer` Ellis fought Kriston`hulk`Buxey for the UK1 MMA light heavyweight title and championship belt. Rik won with a RNC in a hard fought 46 seconds.
Professional photos and video to be added as soon as available


18 yr old Jay Dods Ellis made it 5 straight wins as a semi-pro MMA fighter by beating 30yr old Polish fighter Pavel Famel in 56 seconds of the first round to take the UK1 MMA Light weight semi-pro title. It was a great night for Henry Ellis as he watched his son and grandson demonstrate the Ellis family fighting spirit.

Visit the Rik Ellis Aikido MMA Blog - Click link > Visit the Rik Ellis Aikido MMA Blog - Click:

Thursday, 3 May 2012

ELLIS SCHOOLS of TRADITIONAL AIKIDO ~ PROMOTING AIKIDO from 1957

ESTA - pleased to advise members & visitors we are not in any way associated with the discredited British Aikido Board.- BAB.

The Bracknell - Basingstoke dojos welcomes new students / beginners and visiting Aikidoka from all styles and associations

____________________________________1957 - Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido - 2012_____________________________________


Henry Ellis Shihan & Derek Eastman Shihan - promoting and teaching Aikido - UK - Europe - USA - Australia from 1957.

Left: Derek Eastman                               Right; Henry Ellis

The "Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido" - ESTA - one of the oldest Aikido organisations in the UK. The ESTA proudly have as principal coaches Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman who are the last two surviving pioneers of British Aikido from the 1950s - from its inception by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Ken Williams Sensei.

VISITORS - Please scroll down for Bracknell & Basingstoke Aikido Clubs information.Email: Ellis Aikido:
Email:Ellis Aikido

________________________________________________________Bracknell News Cuttings 1966_______________________________________________

" Bracknell News 1966 " article on the opening of the Bracknell Dojo ->. Click here for article
The Bracknell Aikido Club was first established in 1966, in the old Victoria Church Hall, Church Road. Near The Old Manor Pub. The Church and the Hall have long since been demolished.
The dojo then moved to the St Andrews Hall which was located behind the Binfield Road Post Office.
The Bracknell Aikido Dojo ( training hall ) welcomes both men and women over the ages of 16 years to 97 yrs. We are sorry to say that we no longer offer childrens classes at Bracknell.


______________________________________________________BRITISH AIKIDO BOARD EXPOSED_____________________________________________

BAB Information Blog - Please visit the `British Aikido Board Exposed` - Blog.Click Here ->-British Aikido Board Blog - BAB Blog

Thursday, 16 September 2010

___Aikido from 1957 ~ESTA - Bracknell & Basingstoke UK ~ Estd in 1966__

__________________________________________________EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW__________________________________________________

Bracknell & Basingstoke Dojos ~ Classes - Times ~ Maps ~ Instuctors Details Below
E.S.T.A AIKIDO SCHOOLS - DOJOS International Locations

Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido ~ Dojo's Basingstoke Hq.. Hants ~ Bracknell Berks ~ Dallas Texas USA ~ Albuquerque New Mexico USA ~ Alamogordo New Mexico USA.
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____________________________________________________________Basingstoke Dojo________________________________________________

BASINGSTOKE DOJO

DETAILS ~ STUDENT AND VISITOR INFORMATION.


The Ellis Schools of Traditionl Aikido Hq

Visit the Oakridge Centre website - Click here ->Oakridge Centre

The Basingstoke Dojo
Instructor - Sensei Brad Beeden

Regular visits from other instructors.

Oakridge West Community Centre
(Near Oakridge Junior school)
(Entrance via Upton Crescent)
Oakridge Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire

Location Map -> Click here

Practice Sessions: Adults (16+)
Monday 20:00 - 21:30 - Instructor = Brad Beeden
Wednesday 20.00 - 21.30 - Instructor = Mark Eastman
First & Third Friday each month 20:00 - 21:30 - Instructor = Derek Eastman

(Friday sessions are dedicated Weaponry classes.)

Contact: Brad Beeden - Tel 01256 342771 or 01256 478440
Email - Brad.Beeden@Linde-mh.co.uk

Annual membership £25 - 00 which includes members Martial Arts Insurance.

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ESTA - History & Lineage - Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai Hombu..
UK Aikido history from 1955`Martial Arts Illustrated`.Click ->The Long and Winding Road

Below you will find everything you need to know about both the Bracknell Dojo and Basingstoke Dojo - Times - Fees - Lineage - History - Location maps - Instructors.

We welcome both male and female beginners and the experienced over the age of sixteen. The ESTA teaches Traditional Aikido and is proud to have Sensei's Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman as the founders of the ESTA. Both teachers are the last two pioneers of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Ken Williams Sensei from the inception of UK Aikido in 1955.


Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"-> href="http://aikidoarticles.blogspot.com/"Aikido Articles

The Narrated Video of the True Early Days of British Aikido

This is the Video the British Aikido Board Does Not Want its Members to See.
 



 Henry Ellis Shihan teaching at the Bracknell Dojo with Brad Beeden Sensei - Video No 1
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Henry Ellis Shihan teaching at the Bracknell Dojo with Paul Zolik Sensei.- Video No 2
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Henry Ellis Shihan teaching at the Bracknell Dojo with uke Jason Tonks - Video No 3
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Bracknell Aikido Club 1966



" Bracknell News 1966 " article on the opening of the Bracknell Dojo ->. Click here for article
The Bracknell Aikido Club was first established in 1966, in the old Victoria Church Hall, Church Road. Near The Old Manor Pub. The Church and the Hall have long since been demolished.
The dojo then moved to the St Andrews Hall which was located behind the Binfield Road Post Office.

The Bracknell Aikido Dojo ( training hall ) welcomes both men and women over the ages of 16 years to 97 yrs. We are sorry to say that we no longer offer childrens classes.

The Bracknell Aikido Club is a part of the "Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido"

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Aikido from its inception to Britain in 1955 operated a system of coloured belts to indicate the grade or achievment of a student.This system was applied by every dojo and every student. Read the following article on the history of " Origins of The Coloured Belt System ". Click here


Henry Ellis Sensei ( retired from teaching ) and Derek Eastman Sensei started their study of Aikido in the 1950s at the now famous Hut Dojo London. Both Sensei's ( teachers ) hold 6th dan International BiranKai ~ AikiKai Hombu.
The Chief instructor at the Bracknell Dojo is Andy Lyon Sensei 5th dan.



ESTA - Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido - and - The British Aikido Board..
Visit the BAB Blog - - British Aikido Board Blog

The ESTA is an independent organisation. We are pleased to confirm the ESTA are not members, or associated in any way with the discredited British Aikido Board.(BAB)

The BAB,does accept and recognise any - and all- `self graded`teachers without question including titles - For a fee the BAB will even issue the self graded with official BAB dan grade approved certificates, these valueless certificates can be downloaded directly from the BAB website...

BAB proudly share the"Salvation Army"" motto -"Never known to turn anyone away"!!


ESTA - History & Lineage - Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai Hombu..
UK Aikido history from 1955`Martial Arts Illustrated`.Click ->The Long and Winding Road

Below you will find everything you need to know about both the Bracknell Dojo and Basingstoke Dojo - Times - Fees - Lineage - History - Location maps - Instructors.

We welcome both male and female beginners and the experienced over the age of sixteen. The ESTA teaches Traditional Aikido and is proud to have Sensei's Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman as the founders of the ESTA. Both teachers are the last two pioneers of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Ken Williams Sensei from the inception of UK Aikido in 1955.


Visit the "Aikido Articles Blog"->
Aikido Articles

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

____________________________ESTA News Section___________________

Click to enlarge.News cutting from the " Bracknell Standard " December 2010..Three generations of Budo..Modern Aikido has been changed by many to suit their own needs therefore devaluing the true spirit of Aikido. Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman have always kept to the " Martial Way " This is carried on with their sons Rik Ellis and Mark Eastman..

Visit the new Aikido Blogs Click here

Visit the new Aikido Books Click here

Visit the new Nakazono Aikido Blog Click here

Visit our new " Tadashi Abe " website -> Tadashi Abe Sensei

Visit our British Aikido website -> British Aikido

Visit us on the " Bracknell Website ".Bracknell Website

1963 British Aikido Film
Earliest known "British Aikido Film" 1963 8mm film. With Henry Ellis Sensei & Derek Eastman Sensei Taken at the USA West Drayton USAF Air Force Base... Click here > Old movie Click here

Also visit the " Aikido Controversy " blog Click for Aikido Controversy Blog

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__________________________________________________ESTA _ INSTRUCTORS___________________________________________



Instructors of the Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido

Henry Ellis Sensei 6th dan International BiranKai ~ AikiKai Hombu.
( Henry Ellis retired from teaching is the E.S.T.A webmaster )

Derek Eastman Sensei 6th dan International BiranKai ~ AikiKai Hombu.
( Eastman Sensei is the head of the E.S.T.A schools )

Andy Lyon Sensei 5th dan ESTA.
( Lyon Sensei is the chief instructor of the Bracknell dojo )

Mark Eastman Sensei 4th dan ESTA.

David Warne Sensei 2nd dan ESTA

Brad Beeden Sensei 2nd dan ESTA

Paul Zolic Sensei 1st dan ESTA

Anita Wilson Sensei 1st dan ESTA

Karen Rutland Sensei 1st dan ESTA.

E.S.T.A Schools USA

Dave Rogers Sensei 3rd dan USA Representative ~ Albuquerque New Mexico USA.

Al Montemar Sensei 1st dan. Dallas Texas USA.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

____________________Aikido ~ Budo Articles ~ History ~ Lineage______





The Bio of Derek Eastman Sensei ~ The story of a 16 year old boy starting Aikido in the 1950s at the Famous Hut Dojo. Click here

Aikido in the UK ` The Beginning `. Click here

The Budo Masters Click here

Anita Wilson Sensei receives her dan grade Click here

Origins of the Coloured Belt System Click here

Aikido Controversy Click here

British Aikido Board a Failed Organisation
Click here


British Aikido Tree
The British Aikido Tree shows the true lineage of British Aikido from its inception in 1955 by the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 8th dan. Sensei's Ellis and Eastman are proud to be a part of that history from the 1950s.
In the 1950s there were only 8 dan grades for Aikido in the whole of Britain and they were all at the famous ` Hut Dojo` Hillingdon London.
Ken Williams Sensei was the first UK black belt.Haydn Foster 4th. Henry Ellis the 5th and Derek Eastman the 8th. The tree denotes the dan grades in order as with the Japanese masters.



Photo ~ L to R: Derek Eastman ~ The Doshu ~ Henry Ellis ~ Haydn Foster.
In July 2010 ``The Doshu`` the grandson of the founder of Aikido Osensei Morihei Ueshiba. The Doshu had requested the last three Aikido pioneers of the UK to meet with him in his hotel suite in Cardiff Wales. The Doshu in recognition of over 50 years of promoting Aikido, awarded the three pioneers 6th dan AikiKai Hombu.
This recognition came just a year after being awarded 6th dan International BiranKai by TK CHiba Shihan ..


The Hut Dojo 1957
This is the earliest known photo of the Hut Dojo the birth place of British Aikido.
Back row second from left ` 14 yr old Robin Otani son of the great Budo teacher Matsutaro Otani Sensei, Robin is now the President of the ` British Judo Council `. also 4th from left Haydn Foster...Back row second from right Henry Ellis....Front row..left Eric Dollimore ~ Centre Kenshiro Abbe Sensei with Ken Williams Sensei..



The Famous Hut Dojo
This old dojo has lived and breathed Budo through its old timbers from the early 1950s. There has been so many great Budo Masters step through the doors of this old building. K Williams the dojos founder ~ Kenshiro Abbe Sensei ~ Matsutaro Otani Sensei ~ Masahilo Nakazono Sensei ~ Masamichi Noro ~ H Kobayashi Sensei ~ Mitsukie Harada Sensei ~ H Michigami Sensei ~ Shohei Hamano Sensei ~ TK Chiba Shihan....



The Book "" Positive Aikido ""
The books author Dave Rogers Sensei of NM USA with the cooperation of Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman. Book number 2 is in the planning stages right now. You can order the book ` Positive Aikido ` on Amazon. Click for book >
Click for a review of the book ` Positive Aikido `.
Order a signed copy direct from Henry Ellis Sensei - Email - Henry Ellis Email



What a an incredible time this was to have all these great Budo Masters together.
This was taken at " The Royal Albert Hall 1963 " L to R: Sensei's M Noro ~ H Michigami ~ Kenshiro Abbe Sensei ~ M Harada ~ M Nakazono ...Sitting front M Otani who later complained that they made him sit down because he was old...





The Hut Dojo 1961

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Ken Williams Sensei in all black with Henry `Harry` Ellis..Kneeling bottom row is Masamichi Noro Sensei....Ken Williams Sensei was the first student in the UK for Aikido and a special student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.


ELLIS AIKIDO VIDEOS

Visit My Aikido & Judo Video Site ~ Click -> Henry Ellis Aikido & Judo Videos A growing collection of early and modern Aikido and Judo videos..H Ellis - D Eastman - H Foster - K Chiba - M Nakazono - K Abbe - T Abe.