Wednesday, 16 June 2010

7 - BAB chairman 5th dan grades a 7th dan DUH!

From the KaiShinKai website.20th April 2008 - Sensei 'Bill' Harris - Kai Shin Kai chairman and chief examiner - awarded 7th dan (shichidan)
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Presented by Vincent Sumpter (godan), BAB chairman & Fred Mills (godan)

From the text and photo we have the BAB chairman Mr Sumpter 5th dan grading his own Senior to 7th dan duh- Mr Sumpter was subsequently graded to 6th dan, duh duh.

Mr Sumpter is the Chairman of the British Aikido Board which is responsible for maintaining standards in UK Aikido in the name of the Sports Council.

The constituted purpose of the British Aikido Board is to further the advancement of all styles of Aikido in the United Kingdom and to establish and monitor standards of safety and behaviour conducive to the safety of practitioners of Aikido.[/unquote]

The above goes some way to explain why Mr Sumpter and the BAB were so comfortable in offering their full support of the fraudulent claims of Mr Jack Poole.


British Aikido Origins from 1955 - Narration & Movie Slide-Show by Henry Ellis


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British Aikido Board . BAB Blog. Here you will experience the comfort of ``Executive Meetings of the BAB exectutive officers as they meet in the privacy and comfort of the home of Ms Shirley Timms. - Ms Timms is the long time BAB secretary. From the statements added below from the confessions of an ex BAB executive officer you can experience first hand the cunning and the scheming that takes place behind closed doors to which `` selective `` minutes were the order of the day.

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This is the one !!Mr Vincent Sumpter the only man to insult the memory of the father of all British Aikido. The man that refused to attend as an invited guest to the K Abbe Memorial event to represent the members of the BAB.. Mr Sumpter stated to his executive "" I would rather resign as chairman than attend that event """.
British Aikido Board """ Exposed """"
Email from Mr Sumpter.... " Be careful what you add to the BAB minutes, Henry Ellis reads the BAB minutes. ....why be careful if there is nothing to be afraid of ????? .
These are ` new ` and shocking revelations of the conduct of the governing body for British Aikido.....This documented article with first hand evidence gives the first actual insight into the crass conduct of the then BAB exec........
A large batch of email copies from an ex BAB executive officer were freely handed to Henry Ellis, they tells how the BAB were prepared to go to any devious lengths, not only to protect themselves, but also to protect Mr Jack Poole.
The exec member tells of meetings where the BAB officers slandered the name of Henry Ellis, simply because he would not stand back and allow them to change the true history of British Aikido. Visit the article link below.
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Friday, 28 May 2010

8 - Kenshiro Abbe Sensei ~ KyuShinDo the Abuse

We now see people claiming to have dan grades in ` KyuShinDo ` how can you have a dan grade in a philosophy / theory ?? ....KyuShinDo is a philosophy not a martial art.

I have stated many times `` Kenshiro Abbe Sensei developed his philosophy of KyuShinDo as applicable to Judo.

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei NEVER repeat NEVER ever taught Aiki-Justsu or Aiki-Budo or JuJutsu or JuJitsu....Anyone making the following claims are talking a load of round objects...He never taught any of the following ``KyuShinDo Karate `` ~ `` KyuShinDo Aikido `` ~ `` KyuShinDo JuJutsu `` ~ KyuShinDo Aiki-Jutsu `` ~ KyuShiDo Aiki-Jujutsu `` ... Visit the Kenshiro Abbe Blog

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Dave Delderfield Sensei and Gerry Gyngel Sensei who both worked in the London office of the BJC with Kenshiro Abbe Sensei stated..

" We have never heard Abbe Sensei speak of KyuShinDo JuJutsu or simply JuJutsu !!"..

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

9 - I Remember Mr Jack Poole !!!

Below is an email recently received from a student who was also a beginner with Mr Poole in 1968....

Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 6:47 PM
Subject: History From Slough And Bracknell Dojos
Attention: Sensei Henry Ellis

Sensei –
My name is 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.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

10 - Great New Aikido Information Sites

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5 Photo Galleries
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Friday, 26 February 2010

It should be noted that Mr Poole has a creditable history of Aikido, starting with Henry Ellis and later Chiba Sensei, sadly Mr Poole was desperate to be known as a man of Budo.

Mr Jack Poole the favourite son of the British Aikido Board. The BAB were, and have been prepared to stake its creditability and its very survival in the protection of the fraudulent claims of Mr Poole. Why?? only Mr Poole and Ms Timms the BAB secretary can possibly answer that one. It would appear that members and their money mean much more to the crass BAB than integrity, honesty, principals.

We have never ever quesioned Mr Poole's credibility from 1968, we have no problem with that. We do though have a serious problems with his claims from 1952 to 1968 as these affect the true history of British Aikido.
Although ``all`` of Mr Poole's claims have been proved to be false, he and his supporters still stand by these claims. It is time for Mr Poole to apologise.
I can sincerely understand the people who have been graded by Mr Poole not wishing to know or accept the truth. A senior dan grade of Mr Poole said to me personally that he had sat and listened to these stories so many times over the years, stories that he now knows to be fairy tales.

The BAB were fully aware of the scale of evidence that proved beyond the loyalty of friends family and loved ones that Mr Poole's claims were full of pony.

Mr Poole cunningly thought that by using the names of teachers who were deceased no one could question him ? WE DID !!.. Read the ludicrous claims of a man of Ludo.
Mr Poole when making these false claims was not aware that Ellis still had the 1968 Slogh dojo members list showing when he joined...He was aslo unaware that there were several photos of him wearing a yellow belt in late 1968 and best of all an old 8mm movie with Mr Poole and George Stavro from 1968 clearly showing Mr Poole as a beginner.

One) Started Aikido in France with Tadashi Abe Sensei in 1952.
Statement from Pierre Chassang Sensei who was the first student of Tadashi Abe Sensei in France stated "" There were no English students with T Abe Sensie in the 1950's.""

Two) Graded third dan Judo by M Otani Sensei
Robin Otani Sensei said this was untrue, "" There are no records or memory of Mr Poole's claim.""

Three) Represented the `British Judo Council ` internationally in 1955.Robin Otani stated.
"" The BJC was not formed until 1958 - International competion began 1968. No record of a J Poole.""

Four) Studied Kendo with Tomio Otani in early 1950s,
"" Tomio was then a 13 yrs old schoolboy.""

Five) Received dan grade in Shotokan Karate 1955..
Shotokan Karate was introduced to Britain in 1966. By Dr Vernon Bell and Enoda Sensei. Senior members stated
"" We have never heard of Jack Poole "".

Six ) When Mr Poole was interviewed by a London metropolitan detective, Mr Poole stated "" How dare you question a man of Budo who trained directly with OSensei "" We know that Mr Poole never trained with OSensei yet was prepared to tell porkies to a London Metropolitan detective.

Update May 2010:
A senior student of Mr Poole's has offered the latest ` profile ` on Mr Poole.
" Mr Poole is one of the greatest Aikido teachers in the world. Poole Sensei has trained to black belt standard in Judo and Kendo "...ambiguous init !
What happened to all those dan grades ? ? ?
Mrs Merrill Poole.
I have a lot of respect for this lady who I believe is the true Budoka in the Poole family. I must admit that I don't know the truth.......But,,It is my opinion that Mrs Poole herself was duped as were the gullible BAB and the Shinawaki students.
I have often felt a great deal of sympathy for Mrs Poole during the controversy.