Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - A Victim of Too Many Myths
Scroll Down Right Column for More Myths
Left: Click photo to enlarge: - The Kenshiro Abbe Memorial Event May 14th 2005. Fully booked with 425 students and 700 spectators. There was not one `friend` of Abbe Sensei in sight - Not one single god-child - Not one Kyushindo expert - Just privileged direct students and their students.
This site was intended as a memorial site to our teacher Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.
It is sad that we have to spend so much time and effort protecting the good name of Abbe Sensei from the growing number of unscrupulous plastic samurai,people who shamelessly use Abbe Sensei's name in an attempt to add some credibility to their sad lives.
In a recent Judo article in an Australian Martial Arts magazine,there were several crass claims, the most bizarre being; "After the war my teachers mother brought Abbe Sensei to England to teach her son Judo - Aikido - Kendo. Abbe Sensei lived at Moorehouse Sensei's home for several years". (This one registers high on the BSometer)
Here is a another "My teacher was taught by Abbe Sensei in 1950 in Germany"
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei came directly to the UK from Japan in 1955 under contract to the London Judo Society `LJS`.
Although it is not possible to keep up with the increasing crap from these people, we will highlight the myths when ever possible. Take a look down the right hand column to read some of the more popular myths.
Posted by Admin at 06:19