Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A very interesting Japanese article on Kenshiro Abbe Sensei

 translated by Mr Syd Hoare Click here > Kenshiro Abbe Article

Left:Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1956 - Click Photos - Abbe Sensei arrived in the UK in 1955 at the invitation of the London Judo Society - LJS - These are some of the earliest newspaper cuttings.
Demonstrating Karate and Judo at a display in Chiswick London. Photo from the Chiswick Press.(For the benefit of the many crass abusers of the KyuShinDo name - This is not KyuShinDo Karate !!)Photo Right: 1978 -Kenshiro Abbe Sensei with his sister Izumi who is highly regarded as the finest lady exponent of the Naginata in Japan. This photo taken at the Tokushima Shinto Temple, one of the last few photos of Abbe Sensei before his death.

Left:Brentford & Chiswick Times Nov 9th 1956.
Kenshiro Abbe with Bill Woods

Right: Kenshiro Abbe Sensei at his home in Japan.
Photo courtsey of John Goldman Sensei.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

K Abbe Sensei & The `BullShit Hall of Fame`

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei


The Bullshit Hall of Fame

When you hear or read the following items scrub your shoes and sniff the BS.

1- "Abbe Sensei changed his religion to become a Christian" - "Totally untrue" = BS"

2 - Several claims of "Abbe Sensei was the godfather to my child" = BS
How could a man with Abbe Sensei's religion and lifestyle take on the Christian responsibilities of a god parent?"
3 - "Abbe Sensei lived at my teachers home,teaching him all the budo arts" = BS
"Shortly after Abbe Sensei arrived in the UK he lived permanently with Matsutro Otani Sensei at 10 Stuart Rd, Acton London."

4 - "Abbe Sensei lived at my teachers home because he loved his mothers cooking" = BS
Untrue but comical. Abbe Sensei was the head of an organisation of some 35,000 members - I can just imagine Sensei saying " Forget the BJC! pass me another piece of pie".
5 - There are now so many claims "My teacher was taught JuJitsu (of one kind or another) by Abbe Sensei " = BS - Abbe Sensei was never known to have taught JuJitsu in the UK.
`Genuine` students of Abbe Sensei will tell you that Sensei never taught `any` form of JuJutsu.
6 - To claim that "Abbe Sensei left KyuShinDo in my Care"  or any other part of his Budo in some person or others care is pure un-adulteratedBS
7 - Abbe Sensei had a ``one off `` meeting with two brothers as they waited outside the dojo in the rain to speak to him, which would lead to a claim that Abbe Sensei taught them some form of JuJitsu. more BS
8 - My teacher was taught by Kenshiro Abbe in Germany in 1950 before he came to the UK - More BS - Abbe Sensei came directly from Japan to the UK in 1955 at the request of the London Judo Society.
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Many more to add. ( I can't keep up with the BS )

Monday, 2 January 2012

`Positive Aikido` a true Traditional Story

Techniques - History - Lineage - Anecdotes covering 55 years of Traditional Aikido.

For more information on the book `Positive Aikido` visit ->Positive Aikido the Book

Order a signed copy direct from Henry Ellis Sensei - Email - Henry Ellis Email

Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai-diplomas signed by: Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - TK Chiba - The Doshu Moriterue Ueshiba.

Item Two
Front and back covers.

About the Authors:
Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - Diplomas signed by Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Mikoto Nakazono - TK Chiba Shihan - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba..They are the last two pioneers of K Abbe Sensei from the inception of British Aikido from 1955..To purchase the book `Positive Aikido`. Order direct - please contact Dave Rogers Sensei (USA) the books main author. Please email Dave Rogers Email For price and postage.

Book also available on Amazon UK £10-95 free p&p & Amazon USA. $18.

For an in-depth review of "Positive Aikido" click here>Positive Aikido

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