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.
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.