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Right: Kenshiro Abbe Sensei with Ken Williams Sensei at the Hut Dojo.
Ken William Sensei was the first student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - he was also the first British student of Aikido - Henry Ellis was the personal assistant to Williams Sensei from 1957.
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 UK film/ video of public Aikido Demonstration 1963.
USAF Air Base UK - European Judo Championships.
Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Geoff Goodwin.
Click here -> Earliest known UK Aikido Demonstration.
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.