Monday, 9 November 2015

_______Basingstoke Aikido Club - Traditional Aikido from 1957_______

Aikido - 1955 - 2015 - For those that studied with Sensei's  Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe -Masahilo Nakazono - 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 - 2015.

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Don Bayney Japanese Swords

 Grace  Power  and Tradition

The Basingstoke dojo welcomes new students / beginners and visiting Aikidoka from all styles and associations.
The Basingstoke Dojo was the founding dojo in 1968 of the  international Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido - One of the oldest Aikido organisations in the UK

The ESTA is an independant Aikido organisation with highly qualified teachers recognised by the AikiKai Hombu the world headquaters of international Aikido.

The Basinstoke Principal Coach is Derek Eastman Sensei 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - Diplomas signed by Osensei Morihei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Masahilo Nakazono Sensei - Masamichi Noro Sensei - TK Chiba Shihan - The Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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The Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido Hq
Visit the Oak ridge Centre website - Click here ->Oak ridge Centre

The Basingstoke Dojo
Instructor - Sensei Brad Beeden

Regular visits from other instructors.

Oakridge West Community Centre
(Near Oakridge Junior school)
(Entrance via Upton Crescent)
Oakridge Road

 RG21 5SN

Basingstoke Dojo - Google Location Map -> Click here

Practice Sessions: Adults (16+)
Monday 20:00 - 21:30 - Instructor = Brad Beeden
Wednesday 20.00 - 21.30 - Instructor = Mark Eastman
First & Third Friday each month 20:00 - 21:30 - Weaponry, Bo-Jutsu, Ken-Jutsu, Aiki-Kendo

(Friday sessions are dedicated Weaponry classes.)

Contact: Brad Beeden - Tel 01256 342771 or 01256 478440
Email -

Annual membership includes members Martial Arts Insurance.

__________________________________________________ESTA _ INSTRUCTORS___________________________________________

Instructors of the Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido

Henry Ellis Shihan 6th dan International BiranKai ~ AikiKai Hombu.
( Henry Ellis retired from teaching is the E.S.T.A webmaster )

Derek Eastman Shihan 6th dan International BiranKai ~ AikiKai Hombu.
( Eastman Sensei is the head of the E.S.T.A schools )

Andy Lyon Sensei 4th dan ESTA.
( Lyon Sensei is the chief instructor of the Bracknell dojo )

Mark Eastman Sensei 4th dan ESTA.

David Warne Sensei 2nd dan ESTA

Brad Beeden Sensei 2nd dan ESTA

Paul Zolic Sensei 1st dan ESTA

Anita Wilson Sensei 1st dan ESTA

Karen Rutland Sensei 1st dan ESTA.

E.S.T.A Schools USA

Dave Rogers Sensei 3rd dan USA Representative ~ Albuquerque New Mexico USA.

Al Montemar Sensei 1st dan. Dallas Texas USA.

Friday, 25 September 2015

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The Basingstoke Aikido Club ( ESTA ) is not associated with the discredited British Aikido Board.

Visit - Aikido Books - for `Positive Aikido`

British Aikido History
1955 - 2012

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 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 film/video of UK Aikido Demonstration - 1963.

USAF - UK Air Base - European Judo Championships.

Henry Ellis - Derek Eastman - Geoff Goodwin.

Click here ->  Earliest UK Aikido Demonstration

The British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy Slide-Show

The Betrayal of British Budo

The British Aikido Board Controversy Slide Show.

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 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.