Thursday, 31 May 2012

POSITIVE AIKIDO the BOOK - A Story of True Traditional Teachings

British Aikido from 1957 - pioneers Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman - photos early 1960s
Scroll down for details of the book "Positive Aikido".
The author Dave Rogers Sensei - a journalist and ex-newspaper editor - Rogers Sensei is the USA representative of the "Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido" one of the oldest UK Aikido organisations.
The co-authors are Sensei's Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman both 6th dan Aikikai.
Ellis and Eastman Sensei's are the last two British Aikido pioneers from the 1950s.
Direct students of the legendry Budo master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1915 - 1985.
Ellis and Eastman Sensei's diplomas signed by - Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

This is a no nonsense book on traditional aikido taught as a martial art in the 1950s by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - If you are looking for fantasy aikido - floating around the universe and the planets ? this book is simply not for you. If you are into no touch throws and aiki ribbon dancing or even a bit of magical Ki ? keep your money in your hand bag.

The early tearchers of Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman were Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Tadashi Abe Sensei - Masahil Nakazono Sensei - Masamichi Noro Sensei - TK Chiba Sensei - All these teachers taught Aikido as a Martial Art - Ki was virtually unheard of except that it was a part of your application of technique, nothing magical. It was a time to be proud to be known as an Aikidoka rather than be embarressed as many are today with their spiritual excuses to avoid a true challenge.

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