Monday, 22 May 2017



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The British Aikido Board & Jack Poole Controversy 

Mr Jack Poole the leading light of the British Aikido Board
[ Disclaimer - Mr Poole was a complete beginner with Henry Ellis long before he reinvented himself as the first UK Aikidoka and Budoka - Ellis Sensei denies ever teaching Mr Poole to light the dojo when the shilling ran out in the meter. ]



For the Full factual documented investigation in to the collusion of the BAB and Mr Jack Poole. 
visit the ` Martial Arts Encyclopedia Archives`  [ accessed over 80,000 times ]

A most shocking story of delusion on a grand scale,ego, fraudulent lies and shameless betrayal, There were many who knew the truth of Mr Jack Poole and ` willingly ` offered their support  to protect their grades and betray the trust of many decent loyal members and students.

A senior student of Mr Poole's, a man of character and self respect visted Henry Ellis to find the truth, Henry Ellis welcomed him in to his home, Mr Pooles senior student explained how for many years he had been loyal to Mr Poole and sat for many hours listening to his stories ( bullshit ) of his history, having seen the facts, he now felt betrayed by the man he once trusted and respected, sadly he was no longer able to continue in Aikido.


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The British Aikido Board & Jack Poole Exposed



 British Aikido Board Controversy
To this day the shameless discredited BAB are no less shameless, over recent years there has been mass resignations of smaller organisations and individuals, the British Aikido Board has lost approx 60% of its original membership, yet they still have no shame or respect.  - Henry Ellis Shihan 

" It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit " - Noel Coward

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies` -  Alexis de Tocqueville. 

A Letter from an EX  `British Aikido Board Executive` that will forever shame the BAB 

Dear Henry,
I write this email to once and for all state that I am truly sorry for all of the distress caused to you by my email correspondence which contained information I now know to be complete lies and fabrications.
The basis for the lies came from various members of the then BAB Exec team. 
These meeting were held in both Solihull and Slough at the home of the BAB Secretary, Shirley Timm’s. 
None of the information discussed at these meeting was minuted in any detail with regard to you. 

It became apparent very quickly they were trying to recover themselves from a huge mistake they had made with regard to awarding Jack Poole an award for time in Aikido when he clearly had not been in Aikido this long. People turned against you in these meetings and started to bad mouth your good name and character with utter rubbish and fabrication.
 Shirley Timm’s was the basis and the main instigator in these lies with Tony Davis also adding false anecdotes and recounting tales which now quite clearly never occurred. Sadly, I listened to these and believed them. I know now they are completely false.
With Regard,
The (ex) BAB Communication Officer ( name with-held for legal reasons ) -

 ( Note: Henry Ellis did not even have a motoring offence against his good name. )

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L to R - Ms S Timms - Mr Jack Poole - Mr Toni Davis - Mr Vincent Sumpter.

Ms Timms is the British Aikido Boards secretary - Mr Poole with the collusion of the executives of the BAB attempted to change forever the true proud history and lineage of UK Aikido history - Mr Davis (chairman ) in defense of Mr Poole, publicly stated " We the BAB are not the custodians of British Aikido History ` and therefore have no interest in the same " - When Mr Sumpter became BAB chairman nothing changed, in fact the support for Mr Poole increased.
Henry Ellis brought the disgraceful conduct of the BAB before ` Sport UK ` the UK Sports National Governing Body.
Mr Sumpter was `ordered ` to issue Mr Ellis with an apology for the conduct of the BAB - despite the humility of issuing an apology - nothing has changed, hence the continuence of the exposure of this site and its factual content.


" If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything - Mark Twain

UK  Aikido Controversy

A story of fraudulent claims - Student betrayal - Collusion of the `BAB` the UK Aikido Governing Body.

Aikido - 1955 - 2016 - For those that studied with Sensei's  Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe -Masahilo Nakazono -  Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba Sensei in those early days will remember their Aikido being true Budo, something that very few will ever see again - read " Aikido Then and Now - 1955 - 2016.




" You have to know the past to understand the present " - Carl Sagan

Mr  Jack Poole

Disclaimer: 
 Although Mr Poole started his Aikido career with Henry Ellis in 1968 ( not as he claims 1952 with Tadashi Abe  )  Henry Ellis did not teach Mr Poole how to light a 40 watt bulb with his Ki finger.


Read the article


" If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything " - Mark Twain

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What is the main issue with the BAB  - Jack Poole and Henry Ellis ??

Mr Poole was an immediate beginner in martial arts in 1968 at the Slough UK dojo of Henry Ellis Sensei. - documented attendance record and photos.
There are now so many teachers making false claims to lineage, titles and grades - if this had simply been the case with Mr Poole, this would just be another wanna-be Budo man.
This case is different, Mr Poole acting in deceitful  collusion with the so called governing body for British Aikido decided to totally re-invent himself - his history and lineage, which was in total contrast to that of Henry Ellis a pioneer student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from the 1950s. To ignore these fraudulent claims would have totally changed the true history and lineage of British Aikido from its inception in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and Ken Williams Sensei.
The content of this site is only important if you value truth and integrity - history and lineage - If you are self graded and have no interest in history and lineage, then I can understand why this site would offend your sense of values.

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything " - Mark Twain

1- Mr Poole claimed to have studied in France with Tadashi Abbe Sensei in 1951/2 - a documented proven lie.by Pierre Chasang Sensei  personal assistant to Tadashi Abe Sensei.
2 - Mr Poole claimed to have studied Kendo with Tomio Otani Sensei in 1954 - Tomio was then a 14 yr old schoolboy.
3 - Mr Poole claimed dan grades in Shotokan Karate 16 years before it was introduced to the UK.
4 - Mr Poole claimed to be a 3rd dan with Matsutaro  Otani Sensei 1954 - Denied as fiction by R Otani Sensei president of the BJC.
5 - Mr Poole claimed to have represented the British Judo Council in International competition 1954 - several years before the BJC was created - once again ridiculed by R Otani president of the BJC.
Mr Poole and the BAB executive have never apologised for their fraudulent conduct to Henry Ellis, or more importantly to their own trusting students.
It now states on Mr Poole's website " Sensei Poole has trained to black belt standard in many martial arts" - Not good enough Mr Poole - you are either a genuine dan grade or full of BS.

Henry Ellis proved beyond doubt with factual documented evidence that the claims of Mr Poole were fraudulent, did Mr Poole and his supporters fight back with an equally damning defence of their teacher, and their now suspect grades ?  No they did not - In desperation they created a website entitled " Bitter and Twisted " - scroll down to see the pathetic web page that is preserved here as an indication of  the lack of moral fiber  of  some of Mr Pooles supporters.

A senior  student of Mr Poole's requested to meet Henry Ellis - he was invited to Mr Ellis's home, shown all the documented evidence, then he sadly stated " I have sat next to Mr Poole for many hours over the years listening fascinated to his personal Budo stories, I now feel betrayed ".

They say ` you couldn't make it up ` - Jack Poole and the BAB did just that.





" If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything " - Mark Twain

Visit `The Martial Arts Encyclopedia`

The `MAE` fully documents the appalling shameless conduct of Jack Poole and the then crass BAB executive
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British Aikido Board Controversy


All information on this site is Legally - Factual - Honest and Truthfully Documented.

 Available on Hard Copy.



 Admin - Henry Ellis Shihan - UK Aikido Pioneer.



Click here for the damning " British Aikido Board Exposed "


[ Documented ] 


The British Aikido History Fraud


" Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure." - Sophocles


Henry Ellis, wishing to avoid a public controversy in regard to the false and fraudulent claims of Mr Jack Poole, a man who's outrageous  claims that would attempt to alter the true proud history and lineage of British Aikido, claims which were fully encouraged and supported by the `British Aikido Board's `chief executives, a group who collectively agreed to ignore and disregard the factual irrefutable evidence and promote the myths that would make Jack Poole the first British student of Aikido. 


 Henry Ellis requested a private meeting between himself, the BAB, and Mr Jack Poole .  

Photo left above: The BAB chairman Mr Vincent Sumpter who replied  to Henry Ellis's request with a blunt ` NO ',  stating he would only `facilitate` a meeting between Ellis and Poole with the cowardly BAB sitting safely in the background as `` observers `` - Ellis refused as he considered the collusion of the BAB as the main instigators of the ` British Aikido History Fraud.
Right - BAB secretary Ms Shirley Timms.
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" If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything " - Mark Twain



"No matter your pretense, you are what you are, nothing more " - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 1915 - 1985

BRITISH  AIKIDO  BOARD
&
  Jack Poole 
CONTROVERSY

" Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure." - Sophocles 


The Betrayal of British Budo by the `British Aikido Board` [BAB]

BAB = `Bad at Budo`.

Initially it would appear that Mr Jack Poole is to blame  for bringing the British Aikido Board into disrepute.
I would suggest the blame lays squarely with the British Aikido Board for believing - promoting and supporting Mr Poole's fraudulent claims.

By - Admin Henry Ellis

The British Aikido Board Executive can, and will, make all of your Day-Dreams and Phoney  Dodgy Lineage a Reality


Mr Jack Poole – The Claims - The Lies - The Bullshit

Mr Poole a beginner in 1968 desperately wanted to be recognised as an Aikido pioneer and a `Man of Budo`
He almost succeeded with the devious support of the discredited `British Aikido Board` = BAB = Bad at Budo.
Mr Poole claimed to be a student of Osensei M Ueshiba - Lie - Statement from a London Metropolitan Police Detective.
Mr Poole's claim - trained with Tadashi Abe ? – France from 1952 – Pierre Chasange stated this to be a lie.No UK students in France during 1950s / 60s.
Mr Poole's claim -graded 3rd dan Judo by Masutaro Otani Sensei ? – another proven lie by R Otani Sensei President British Judo Council [ BJC ]
Mr Poole's claim - represented the BJC internationally from 1954 ? - Lie – BJC not created until1958, first BJC international competition 1966.
Mr Poole's claim to have studied Kendo with Tomio Otani from 1953 - Lie -  1953 Tomio would have been a 14 yr old schoolboy and long before K Abbe Sensei taught Tomio.
Mr Poole's claim - dan grade Shotokan Karate 1955 ? – Shotokan inception to UK 1966 By Dr V Bell and Enoda Sensei.
Mr Poole and his supporters did not understand that in the 1950s 3rd dan was a very high grade - this was a time long before people like Mr Poole began grading themselves.

Mr Poole’s website now states “ Mr Poole - has trained to black belt standard in several martial arts.???



  It Only Takes the Good Aikidoka to Stand Quietly By - For the Fraudulent Plastic Samurai to Succeed. 
Left: Mr Jack Poole - Right: Ms Shirley Timms

The British Aikido Board Controversy Slide-Show.The British Aikido Board Event Presentation Programme


       Reads (  pause at 7m 14sec )
" This year is a particular special event because we will be honouring 5 ( FIVE ) instructors who have served over 40  ( FORTY )  continuous years teaching Aikido in the UK. "

They are:  H Ellis ~ H Foster ~ R Reynolds ~ W Smith - D Eastman.

NOW look at the presentation group photo and the named 5 ( FIVE ) has mysteriously become 6  ( SIX )  


“ If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” - Mark Twain


SCROLL DOWN to READ THE INCREDIBLE STORY

of

 Mr JACK POOLE

BRITISH AIKIDO BOARD  - "EXPOSED"


 The British Aikido Board invite Henry Ellis to receive an award as a pioneer of UK Aikido - unbelievably - They secretly invite Mr Jack Poole who was one of Ellis Sensei's students to receive the very same award - As Henry Ellis lined up to be presented with the award, he heard a sniffle and a shuffling sound behind him, he looked behind to see Mr Jack Poole waiting to be re-invented as the new British Aikido Board's `Pioneer`.
Mr Poole claimed to have dan grades in Aikido - Kendo - Karate - Judo.
Unashamedly `every` teacher he named was deceased.



Visit the - British Aikido Board Exposed Blog -  British Aikido Board Exposed 



Below: Visit the BAB - Jack Poole - Henry Ellis ``Slide-Show``.

See the letter from an Ex BAB Executive - See the Blackmail email and malicious website set up by Mr Poole's cohorts. 


                
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Mr Jack Poole - a beginner with Henry Ellis Sensei in 1968 - Mr Poole thought no one was looking and re-invented himself - he claimed to be the first pioneer of British Aikido from 1951 as a student of Tadashi Abe Sensei in France - This claim was totally denied by Pierre Chasang Sensei the first personal French student and aide of Tadashi Abe Sensei.
Despite fully knowing these claims were fraudulent, Ms Timms the British Aikido Board secretary offered Mr Poole her full support then, and continues to this day, adding insult to the true pioneers of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Ms Timms the BAB secretary proposed the presentation to Mr Poole of a Samurai statue to cement their collusion and conspiracy.
Mr Poole was not on the National Seminar poster - nor was he on the event brochure - yet, Mr Poole's engraved bronze Samurai statue was prepared in advance by the devious BAB along with the statues of the genuine pioneers of UK Aikido. The genuine pioneers had no knowledge of this fraud until the day of the event when Mr Poole sneaked on the end the line up of the. presentation group.


 Mr Poole claimed in addition to Aikido, to also have dan grades in Kendo - Karate & Judo - " ALL" these claims were `proven` to be false and without any foundation - Just like Toni Bliar the artful dodgy politician, Mr Poole has now comically changed these claims on his websites to read

"""Mr Poole has trained to black belt standard in several martial arts.""" <]:-)


The British Aikido Board not only condone this bullshit - they actually encourage it. 
The photo below is the BAB presentation photo given to ``all`` instructors taking part - It reads  "BAB National Course 2000 - Presentations to BAB instructors who have been coaching for over 40 years "
To have been coaching for over forty years allows one a minimum of 45 years to reach that position - yet, the BAB were fully aware that Mr Poole had been a beginner with Henry Ellis in 1968. If we were dumb enough to believe Mr Poole's claims, this would make him the first British student of Aikido.
It is comical to read the BAB claim to " Maintain standards in British Aikido ".  


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British Aikido Board 
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 dared to question the conduct of the BAB - The BAB despite knowing that Henry Ellis did not even have a motoring offence against his good name and character - began to spread slanderous rumours that Mr Ellis had been charged with "GBH" grievous bodily harm - a charge second only to murder - as exposed by a ex-senior BAB executive.

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.

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Read the full amazing story below `British Aikido History `.


British Aikido History

Visit - Aikido Books - for `Positive Aikido`
1955 - 2012




BRITISH AIKIDO
HISTORY BLOG 

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 Sensei 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 Aikido film / video of a public Aikido demonstration 1963.

USAF UK Air Base - European Forces Judo Championships.

Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Geoff Goodwin.
Click here ->  Earliest UK Aikido Demonstration Film.



Visit the ``British Aikido Board Exposed `` Blog.
For the shocking truth about this crass organisation British Aikido Board Exposed




BRITISH AIKIDO ORIGINS from 1955

British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Narration & Movie Slide-Show by Henry Ellis ~ The Arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Development of Budo in the UK.

Sunday, 3 July 2016


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` History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies` -  Alexis de Tocqueville. 


A letter received from a ex British Aikido Board Executive member that shames the BAB

Dear Henry,
I
 write this email to once and for all state that I am truly sorry for all of the distress caused to you by my email correspondence which contained information I now know to be complete lies and fabrications.
The basis for the lies came from various members of the then BAB Exec team. These meeting were held in both Solihull and Slough at the home of the BAB Secretary, Shirley Timm’s. None of the information discussed at these meeting was minuted in any detail with regard to you. 

It became apparent very quickly they were trying to recover themselves from a huge mistake they had made with regard to awarding Jack Poole an award for time in Aikido when he clearly had not been in Aikido this long. People turned against you in these meetings and started to bad mouth your good name and character with utter rubbish and fabrication.
 Shirley Timm’s was the basis and the main instigator in these lies with Tony Davis also adding false anecdotes and recounting tales which now quite clearly never occurred. Sadly, I listened to these and believed them. I know now they are completely false.
With Regard,
The (ex) BAB Communication Officer ( name with-held for legal reasons ) -

 ( Note: Henry Ellis did not even have a motoring offence against his good name. )

Monday, 11 April 2016

POSITIVE AIKIDO the BOOK

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.

Visit ` Aikido Books `for ` Positive Aikido ` and a great selection of other books - Aikido Books -
See 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.


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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Discredited British Aikido Board

Create a Man of Budo

Mr Jack Poole







The Discredited British Aikido Board

BAB - claim to " Maintain Standards in British Aikido "

The BAB actually colluded with Jack Poole to alter the true history and lineage of British Aikido from its inception by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei in 1955 - The BAB went to great lengths to protect and promote Mr Jack Poole as they continue to do to this day.

Henry Ellis a founder member of the once respected British Aikido Board protested at the devious conduct of the BAB - he was shunned by Ms Timms the BAB secretary and the Chairman Toni Davis along with Mr Sumpter the present chairman - Henry Ellis a founder member and British Aikido pioneer was compelled to resign from the BAB with his organisation the "Ellis Schools of Trdaitional Aikido".

Mr Poole should be congratulated on his promotion to 7th dan by his own students and fully approved by the British Aikido Board.






As the British Aikido Board now embraces all self graded 7th and 8th dans - Shihans and Hanshi - when will they proudly announce their first 9th dan?

Mr Arnold Davies 8th dan Hanshi, `ZaZen International Society` General Secretary.
States in a letter to Henry Ellis.

Having read Mr Pooles biography; wherein it indicates that he had Organised Courses throughout Europe is definitely untrue”.
“I now state quite clearly that Jack Poole was excluded from the Bushido ZaZen International Society under a cloud of mistrust and deceit”.
My own opinion of Jack Poole and which is drawn from experience, is “ I see him as a very egotistical man who will use and abuse the trust of genuine people in order to develop an identity for himself”.



    If, as with the gullible - we were to believe the British Aikido Board - Mr Jack Poole would be remembered as the first British student of Aikido - Kendo - Karate - The first BJC International competitive Judoka ( six years before the BJC was formed )  Mr Poole claimed to have been a 3rd dan Judoka and student of Matsutaro Otani Sensei - and a student of Kendo with Tommio Otani, at a time when Tommio would have been a 13 year old school boy.

Robin Otani Sensei the President of the British Judo Council has denounced the claims of Mr Poole.

The Jack Poole Biography Exposed - Click >  The Jack Poole Biography Exposed

The Martial Arts Encyclopedia - Mr Jack Poole - Click> The Martial Arts Encyclopedia - Mr Jack Poole



Ms Timms the BAB secretary would go to great lengths to support Mr Poole.
Ms Timms conspired with the previous BAB chairman, one Toni Davies, to close a `general meeting` attended by all heads of organisations prematurely to prevent Henry Ellis from asking why the BAB had made Mr Poole a pioneer of British Aikido.
Whilst Henry Ellis was on his feet waiting to speak - The then BAB chairman Toni Davies immediately closed the meeting stating another group were waiting to use the hall. - There was no other group - Henry Ellis checked with the facility manager who confirmed that the BAB were the only booking that day. ( on record )
Ms Timms to her eternal discredit, actually confirmed the previously verbal  lies in ``writing``in  a letter to Henry Ellis  that the meeting was closed prematurely as there was another group waiting to use the hall. ( on record )



Apology Received from The (ex) BAB Executive Communication Officer 6/9/09 .

No apology from BAB for this vicious act of slander.

 

Dear Henry,
I
write this email to once and for all state that I am truly sorry for all of the distress caused to you by my email correspondence which contained information I now know to be complete lies and fabrications.
The basis for the lies came from various members of the then BAB Exec team. These meeting were held in both Solihull and Slough at the home of the BAB Secretary, Shirley Timm’s. None of the information discussed at these meeting was minuted in any detail with regard to you. It became apparent very quickly they were trying to recover themselves from a huge mistake they had made with regard to awarding Jack Poole an award for time in Aikido when he clearly had not been in Aikido this long. People turned against you in these meetings and started to bad mouth your good name and character with utter rubbish and fabrication. Shirley Timm’s was the basis and the main instigator in these lies with Tony Davis also adding false anecdotes and recounting tales which now quite clearly never occurred. Sadly, I listened to these and believed them. I know now they are completely false.
With Regard,
The (ex) BAB Communication Officer ( name with-held for legal reasons ) -

 ( Henry Ellis did not have a motoring offence against his good name. )

Monday, 28 September 2015

There were 5 Aikido Pioneers - 6 Bronze Statues - Then Jack Poole the new Budo Pioneer

__________________________________________YEAR - 2000.BAB NATIONAL INSULT SEMINAR____________________________

The BAB presented four pioneers of UK Aikido with a bronze statue.
Henry Ellis was shocked to see one of his own ex-students named Jack Poole creeping quietly to the end of the presentation line up.You could not make this story up; but the discredited British Aikido Board did.

The BAB chairman and secretary aided by supporters of Jack Poole went to great lengths to re-create Mr Poole as a`Pioneer of British Aikido`.This was done with total disregard and disrespect for the memory of Kenshiro Abbe and the true history and Lineage of Aikido in the UK from its inception in 1955.

The then BAB Vice Chairman Ralph Reynolds Sensei told Henry Ellis that Mr Poole and his associated members had threatened to boycott the national seminar; and possibly resign from the BAB if Mr Poole was not included in the presentation as a pioneer. This explains the sudden inclusion of Mr Poole as a new pioneer.


Toni Davies.
2000 - The inept BAB Chairman who lied to all attending association members by closing the general meeting early; saying that another group were waiting to use the meeting room.
Toni Davies lied as Henry Ellis stood up to speak,he lied to prevent Henry Ellis raising questions on Mr Poole's charade.
Henry Ellis checked with the facility manager who confirmed the BAB were the only group booking the hall that day.
Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman were founder members of the BAB.They resigned the ESTA in disgust at what the BAB had become.

2000 - Mr Vincent Sumpter. The new BAB chairman after the dumping of the inept previous chairman Toni Davies.
It was hoped Mr Sumpter would be a much needed breath of fresh air for what is the halitosis of the then BAB.Sadly, not so,he has proved to be a clone of Toni Davies.

Mr Sumpter rather than resolving the controversy; continued his predecessors full support of Mr Poole.
The BAB were instructed by Sport England the head of UK governing bodies to apologise to Henry Ellis for their conduct.The apology did not deter the senior BAB executives who then began a campaign to slander the good name of Henry Ellis in its continued support for Mr Jack Poole.
See below the apology from the Ex-BAB Executive below.

Ms Shirley Timms BAB Secretary..

Ms Timms was the loyal and long serving secretary to the BAB. She was also a long time student at the Hut Dojo; the birth place of UK Aikido history from 1955.
Ms Timms was not at the Hut Dojo in 1955; but she would have been familiar with the history and the facts.
Ms Timms as the BAB secretary refused to see photos - statements and videos of Mr Poole's charade,she continued to promote Mr Poole to the BAB's unsuspecting members as a pioneer of British Aikido. The true pioneers were listed as such on the BAB event brochure and poster,there was no mention of Mr Poole until he crept on to the end of the presentation line up to collect his tarnished statue..

See the event programme below and win a prize.

Gary Masters - KenShinKai

Read the ` KenShinKai Aikido ` letter of support for the fraud of Jack Poole from Gary Masters. KenShinKai Aikido support for the fraud of Jack Poole The BAB have since apologised - The KenShinKai still supports Mr Poole's fraudulent claims...Right - Mr Poole clutches his coveted statue.






Mr Jack Poole initially claimed to have dan grades in Aikido - Kendo - Karate - Judo - These claims have now changed on his website to "" Mr Poole has trained to dan grade standard in several martial arts "" Jack, you should have been a politician..

Jack Poole Bio Exposed Click Jack Exposed


Mr Keith Holland.

The `Controversy` did have its lighter moments with the following comment from Mr Keith Holland being my favourite;
"Henry Ellis is envious that his former student Mr Poole has achieved much greater things than Mr Ellis"
As proved all Mr Poole's claims are imaginary other than his 7th dan which was kindly given by his `own` students, and perhaps would explain Mr Holland and others desperately protecting their grades.
Les White told Henry Ellis of a seminar where Mr Poole stood in front of a collective group from beginners to high grades and asked "Errrgh what do you all think if I promote myself to 7th dan ?". Les said the dumb silence was regarded as a `yes` as Mr Poole became 7th dan.So, who did Mr Poole then grade to 6th dan ?? No prizes for guessing.



Henry Ellis
- Diploma's signed by Osensei Morihei Ueshiba No 349 - Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - TK Chiba - The Doshu M Ueshiba.

Henry Ellis a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - he is a pioneer of British Aikido from the 1950s - he was one of the first of five Aikido dan grades in the UK.
Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman introduced Aikido to the UK Further Education System in 1963.



Video the British Aikido Board refused to watch.



Jack Poole 1968
When possible Henry Ellis would include beginners such as Mr Poole in demonstrations to encourage new members. The British Aikido Board refused to view this video or the many photos from 1968 of Mr Poole as a beginner.The BAB presented Mr Poole with a Samurai statue to support his claim of Aikido from 1951-2..



The 2000 BAB Brochure - Where is Mr Poole ?

Click to enlarge and win a Prize:


1st prize - Holiday at Butlins on the Isle of Man in February - 2nd prize - Video of a BAB Course - 3rd prize -(Booby prize) a dan grade of your choice from the BAB website.

This is the event leaflet. Listing the instructors to be honoured at the event. If you can find Mr Poole's name on the programme ? you can win a valued prize. I was informed by the BAB `Vice Chairman` that senior Shinwakai and `associated` organisations had threatened to boycott the event if Mr Poole was not included,also possibly leaving the BAB. So, the cowardly BAB sneaked Mr Poole minus his magic lamp on to the end of the line at the last moment for the presentation....


The Poster that created a "Man of Budo"



Click to enlarge: The poster on the left was `approved` and circulated by Ms Timms the secretary of the British Aikido Board in the year 2000. One can see that in the year 2000 Mr Poole claims 47 years of Aikido. A claim to have started Aikido in 1953 as a student in France of Tadashi Abe Sensei...Making Mr Poole the first UK Aikidoka. Mr Poole was actually a beginner in the Ellis Dojo at Slough in 1968. See the email below from another student Roger Gilmartin from 1968, he is in the photos with Mr Poole, email received on the 27th - August - 2010... Pierre Chasang Sensei the first student of Tadashi Abe adamantly denies Mr Poole's claim.
The BAB were fully aware of Mr Poole's true history, refusing to see 1968 photos and film. The BAB ( Bad @ Budo ) considered Mr Poole's membership with much higher regard than the proud history and lineage left in our care by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei the founding father of British Aikido.




Email from Roger Gilmartin.

Roger Gilmatin is the young man sitting far left on photo.

Received 27th August 2010.
Attention: Sensei Henry Ellis
Sensei – My name is Roger Gilmartin, I was one of your students at Slough and Bracknell Sports Centre dojos. I was Mr. Goodwin’s assistant, while John Berloth was yours.
I have just become aware of the bewildering tale of Jack Poole. Your account of the facts tally’s precisely with my memory of that period. I can only conclude that poor Jack has suffered a mental breakdown of some nature and lives in a delusion.
Congratulations on your success, my years as a student of yours count among the best of my life.

Roger Gilmartin 3rd Kyu.


Ms Shirley Timms


British Aikido Board Secretary Ms Shirley Timms.


Henry Ellis dared to question the appalling conduct of the BAB.
Ms S Timms the BAB secretary stated "Henry Ellis is in BIG BIG trouble now!!; we the BAB are employing a barrister to sue Ellis for Libel". I am still waiting. A lawyer would advise Ms Timms that you cannot sue people for speaking the truth, when you are the one that is lying..H Ellis
I assume that Big Big trouble is serious stuff.In reality; I should sue Ms Timms and the BAB for the serious defamation of my good character as detailed in the ex BAB executives apology.Read the ex BAB executives apology below.)

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Jack Poole's supporters Fight Back in Defence of their Budo Master and their Grades

Jack Poole made many false claimes in his attempt to change the history of British Aikido. 
Henry Ellis produced facts - with many photos/video/letters/statements/ documents/ all from eminent Martial Artists. Including TK Chiba Shihan ~ Robin Otani Sensei President of the BJC. Arnold Davies President of the International Bushido Za Zen Society. Pierre Chasange Sensei. all of which would prove that Mr Poole's bizarre claims were total bullshit;
Did Mr Poole fight back with evidence to support his charade? " NO "
The Only Cowardly Defence on Offer was Blackmail; please see the threatening email below to Henry Ellis.


Mr Poole was unable to counter with factual evidence ?? NO !! not once..Mr Poole's supporters had no defence to offer,so, to protect their grades these supporters began a campaign of blackmail & hate mail ~ They even created `Hate Websites` and hate email addresses in the name of Henry Ellis.( copies available )..No proof, just desperate childish revenge...Their childish antics came to nothing as Sport England compelled the BAB to give Henry Ellis a public apology for their conduct.

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Hotmail.com
Email from the Poole supporters, Set up in my name and unsigned as always.

To:

Sent: Monday; October 13, 2003 1: 02 pm
Subject: You Have Gone Too Far
>If you do not discontinue your disgusting, misguided and ignorant obession with >Jack Poole this site will be your worst nightmare.
> www.angelfire.com/ego2/henryellis ( hate website )
>The world will be told every little detail about you, all those things you've tried to hide!
> You have been warned.


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The Supporters of the Jack Poole Fraud - offered not one item of proof of Mr Poole's claims - so they reveret to the defense of the cowards they are, by anonymous emails and websites such as the one below.
  Here is another example of the cowardice of the Jack Poole cohorts. A hate website.

Mr Poole and his supporters did not offer one factual item of evidence. Just hate emails and websites.



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