Thursday, 5 January 2017

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


POSITIVE AIKIDO the BOOK


Left: Front and Back Cover.

The book ` Positive Aikido ` - began life as a dojo information booklet a project by Dave Rogers Sensei of N M - USA,
Rogers Sensei a news media editor and 3rd dan USA representative of the ` Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido `. Rogers Sensei began collecting all the background knowledge - history and lineage of both Henry Ellis Shihan and Derek Eastman Shihan, who were both direct students of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from the 1950s and the birth of UK Aikido with K Williams Sensei at the famous `Hut Dojo`.  Over a period of 15 years Rogers Sensei had collected so much information he asked Ellis and Eastman Sensei's for permission to turn all those pages in to a book - and ` Positive Aikido ` was born.

Ellis and Eastman's diploma's are signed by Aikido legends - Morihei Ueshiba - Moriteru Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Mutsuro Nakazono - Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba.

The book is a down to earth approach to Aikido as a Traditional Martial Art.
Take note of the  warning in the books introduction pages, advising student to keep their money in their purse if they are looking for fantasy Aikido, or floating around the universe. or other such bizarre modern Aikido Kidology this book is not for you.

Ellis and Eastman studied with many Aikido legends, such as Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe - M Nakazono - J Nakazono - M Noro - H Tada - N Tamura - T Ishimura - H Kobayashi - T Otani - M Harada - TK Chiba.
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei taught Aikido as Budo and so did Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman.
The book is available on Amazon UK £10-95 - Amazon US $ 15-45.

See below for the collection of books from 1905 and books by Minoru Mochizuki from 1956 - books by Tadashi Abe Sensei - ` My Past Way of Budo ` by Masahilo Nakazono Sensei, including his books on Kototama and Inochi.

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

SCROLL DOWN for a COLLECTION of AIKIDO BOOKS




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

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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_________

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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.

 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Aikido Books - My Collection of Rare Aikido Books

Scroll Down to the Bottom of this Page for Images of Many Rare Books from 1905 - "Jiu~Jitsu Combat Tricks" 1905.

Aikido Books by Mikoto `Masahilo` Nakazono Sensei - Tadashi Abe Sensei - Minoru Mochizuki Sensei 10th dan

Aikido Books - collage of Rare Aikido Books.

1992 - Henry Ellis visited his teacher Mikoto `Mashilo` 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 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.

Aikido Books - "Yoseikan - My Methode D' Aikido Jiu-Jitsu" - Minoru Mochizuki 10th dan. (blue book 1950s)"Manuel Complet de Aikido" 1956 - Minoru Mochizuki.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Amazon Positive Aikido Book Reviews


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Look at Aikido...,, June 6, 2005
By Al (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Positive Aikido: A True Story of Traditional Teachings (Paperback)
Positive Aikido gives you a look at the early history of Aikido in the UK. A history seen from two early students of Kenshiro Abbe, the Budo Sensei who introduced Aikido to the United Kingdom. I found the writing insightful, straightforward and free of any spiritual balderdash that inhabit too many Aikido books today. The style of Aikido these early students practiced was incredibly effective and positive with the training at times being poignant. I recommend this book for any Aikido student or martial artist regardless of rank.

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By Jody Trammell (Roswell, NM, US) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Positive Aikido: A True Story of Traditional Teachings (Paperback)
This is a well written piece that gives enough explanation, and a good historical background of the school. Great Job.

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By H. Roder "Msc of life- martial arts and acupu... (holland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Positive Aikido: A True Story of Traditional Teachings (Paperback)
this is really a very good direct way to talk about aikido
its no nonsense stuff and to the point
i like it very much and tell you one off the best books about aikido you can buy

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Visit the past to know the new, 25 Jan 2006

By Mr. Nigel Jones (Pontypool. South Wales (UK)) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Positive Aikido: A True Story of Traditional Teachings (Paperback)
Aikido in the United Kingdom has a very colourful past. Positive Aikido is the first publication to move to the forefront and give an insight to the humble beginnings for what we see today. Although most people in the UK know that Kenshiro Abbe Sensei arrived in 1955, most other facts are normally passed on verbally. This book is the first to preserve the facts and events.
Positive Aikido took the authors nearly 15 years to finally get on the bookshelf. The idea initially was to produce literature to give to new students who were interested in practicing Aikido. As the amount of information began to increase, the idea of collating a book was conceived. This book is littered with old historic pictures and first hand experience of what the Aikido practitioners had to go through in the early years. It is wise to point out; this is no ordinary Aikido publication. Abbe Sensei learned Aikido from O'Sensei during the transition stage from pre to post war. This is the style of Aikido introduced to the UK. Sensei Ellis, who is one of the co-authors of this book, still practises the true way of Aikido. This is reflected in the books contents.

This book in my opinion is unique in the way the content is portrayed. The subject matter is offered in a simple and straightforward way. If the reader is looking for a more spiritual or deeper meaning of Aikido, this will not be found in this edition. Sensei Rogers is pictured in the middle section, on a majority of the Aikido technical section. Contributions from Sensei's Ellis and Eastman's vast Aikido careers fill the book with interesting accounts of events, visiting Japanese Sensei, and the early attempts to spread Aikido to the British public. A must read for anyone who is interested in Aikido history, and early development of British Aikido.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Aikido Book, 15 Jun 2005

By Mr. M. Brown
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Positive Aikido: A True Story of Traditional Teachings (Paperback)
As a beginner starting out in Aikido I bought quite a few aikido books that were mostly filled with photo's of techniques rather than what I wanted which was a description of someone's experiences of aikido. This book provides both descriptions of technique and more importantly to me the accounts of 2 aikidoka who have both been practising for 40+ years and who studied under one of O'Sensei's most famous students, the legendary Kenshiro Abbe. If you want a book which will give you a taste of what it is like to study aikido for a lifetime and encourage you to do the same I would recommend this book to you. This book will be of particular interest to anyone interested in the history of British aikido as Kenshiro Abbe was the first person to teach aikido in the UK. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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