Discredited British Aikido Board
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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 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.
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. )