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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