Friday, 9 May 2014


In the year 2000 the BAB executive clique colluded with Jack Poole of Shinwakai Aikido to promote him as a pioneer of British Aikido - The BAB had the audacity to stand Mr Poole alongside his first Aikido teacher Henry Ellis to recieve the same award of a samurai statue as a pioneer - The BAB ignored the photos of Mr Poole as a beginner in the dojo of Henry Ellis - Ms Timms held on to the photos for a considerable time until she realised there were many more photos - videos - statements - they were unable to hide the truth - To this day the BAB clique continue to protect Mr Poole and his fantasy life of Budo. The BAB continue to protect Mr Poole in an attempt to protect themselves from a serious and disgraceful error of judgement.

Left: Mr Jack Poole.                                                                                 Right: Ms S Timms BAB Secretary
To this day Mr Poole continues to receive the full backing of Ms Timms the BAB secretary and the chairman Mr V Sumpter - Facts - History - Lineage - Credibility have little or no value or meaning to the BAB clique.

Despite the undisputed facts - neither Mr Poole or the BAB have ever apologised to me, or more importantly their members for their crass deceit .

 If, as with the gullible - we were to believe Mr Poole and the BAB ? Mr Poole would be known forever as the first UK student of - Aikido - Karate - Kendo - 3rd dan Judo BJC International competitor with Mutsutaro Otani Sensei. - These claims denied by R Otani BJC President - . [ See the amazing  BIO of Mr Poole below ]

Mr Poole has now changed his bizarre claims to read " Sensei Poole has studied to black belt standard in several martial arts" . C'mon now Mr Poole - either you are a dan grade or you are not in Judo - Karate - Kendo - ? - Mr Poole is proud to have received his 7th dan from the joint approval of his students.

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

Mr Arnold Davies 8th dan Hanshi, `ZaZen International Society` - General Secretary.
Extract from a long letter from Mr Davies Hanshi.
States the following 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”.

                                                                                                                   BAB  Members Money                     
2012 British Aikido Board members money ? BAB total Budget for 2012 = £10,000 - equal to - 2012 BAB Honorarium of £1000 paid to each executive = £10,000.

                               The Truth is Here

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

 No apology from BAB for this vicious act of slander.

Att; Henry Ellis Sensei.


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,
Ex BAB Communications Executive.

The (ex) BAB Communication Officer ( name with-held for legal reasons ) - ( Mr Ellis did not have a motoring offence against his good name. )

Henry Ellis - British Aikido pioneer  - Direct Student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - ex-BAB founder member - Ex-head of organisation -  Resigned from the BAB in Disgust - If the BAB can show such arrogance and contempt to a senior member who raises a factually documented proven serious complaint - how will other members fair if they ever dare to challenge the BAB ?
British Aikido Board attempts to change the history and lineage of British Aikido - This blog is a totally 100% honest and factual account of the conduct of the BAB - the discredited governing body for UK Aikido.The facts themselves are so damning, there is no need to exaggerate or embellish any of the statements within this site.
I stand by every statement I have written.- Henry Ellis

Below: Ms Timms BAB Secretary:

The shocking and serious revelations from the Ex BAB Executive, see below.
The BAB defamation of the good name and character of Henry Ellis.

 The ex BAB executive reveals his disgust at the conduct of this discredited organisation.
The ex BAB executive has stated in writing that he is prepared to stand up in court to defend his statement below.

Read the `FAQ` below - Item one - the proven lies - verbally and written by both Mr Davies and Ms Timms in an unconstitutional act to prevent a senior BAB member ( Henry Ellis ) speaking at a BAB general meeting

Left - Mr V Sumpter BAB chairman - Right: Toni Davies the first BAB chairman to conspire with Ms Timms to create Jack Poole as their own Aikido pioneer -
Later, Mr Sumpter would continue the charade, he would fully condone and offer his full support for this shameless corruption of our proud history and lineage.
Henry Ellis requested a meeting with Mr Poole and the BAB . Mr Sumpter refused, insisting the BAB would only attend a meeting simply as observers with no input. Mr Ellis refused such a pointless meeting as he considered the BAB responsible for encouraging and promoting Mr Poole's fraudulent conduct.

Crass BAB Statements

1 - BAB Chairman "We the BAB are not the custodians of British Aikido History - we therefore have no interest in same".
2 - BAB chairman "Henry Ellis was a kind of hit man for Ken Williams - if a club got out of hand - he would sort them out" - What a CLOWN
3 - Ms Timms to ex-executive "Henry Ellis has a police charge of `GBH`- grievous bodily harm" - (defamation of character)Henry Ellis did not have so much as a motoring offence against his good name.
4 - Ms Timms "Henry Ellis will never again be invited to take part in a BAB Seminar" - TF for that.
5 - BAB chairman "The history of British Aikido can not be proven as we have no records" - Idiot - he had three original Aikido pioneers as members of the BAB.
6 - Mr Sumpter BAB chairman - email to his executives "Be careful what you enter in the meeting minutes - Henry Ellis reads them." - Why be careful ? - if you have nothing to hide.

British Aikido Board Chairman Setting the Standards.
From the BAB website;

"The Board seeks to further the advancement of all styles of aikido and to establish and monitor standards of safety and behaviour for practitioners of aikido".

The photo and information is from the `KaiShinKai` website, It is the BAB chairman Mr V Sumpter 5th dan grading Bill Harris Sensei to 7th dan - Mr Sumpter was subsequently graded to 6th dan by Mr Harris.(more at bottom of this page)

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