" Man who builds his dojo of bullshit must also remember to stand clear of the fan " - Henry Ellis
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THE BETRAYAL of BRITISH BUDO
Photo below: 1968 - Henry Ellis with uke Geoff Goodwin
Sitting and day dreaming Mr Jack Poole the now BAB 7th dan approved Aikido pioneer.
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It was stated the present chairman Mr Vincent Sumpter would retire, due to recent surgery, and ill health, we wish Mr Sumpter well in the future. ( at this time we were unaware that the JAC and the BAA were leaving the BAB )
We offer a warm welcome to the new British Aikido Board chairman Mr Keith Holland.
Mr Holland has all the qualities to make a fine BAB Chairman following in the footsteps of his predecessors Toni Davis and Vincent Sumpter.
Mr Holland once stated,
" Henry Ellis is envious of all the that Mr Poole has achieved " ( and so everyone :-)
The BAB - Mr Poole and his misguided followers have always promoted Mr Poole as a pioneer of British Budo/Aikido.
Yet, in a statement below Mr Holland refers to Mr Poole " as a student of Henry Ellis " J This is the first time a BAB chairman has admitted this, despite all the photos - videos, as this would contradict the BAB presentation of the Aikido pioneer award to Mr Poole.
It is worthy of note, the late Mr Simon Deering stated, Mr Holland had actually helped ``create `` Mr Jack Poole's bizarre biography.J
Mr Holland wrote, and I quote.
" Whilst in some small way I can understand the apparent obsession of Mr Ellis, perhaps because he has seen one of his students ( Mr Poole ) achieve greater respect than himself. "
So, the new chairman's knew that Mr Poole was a beginner with Henry Ellis in 1968 - So, Mr Holland's idea of Mr Poole's ` great respect ` is using the names of several deceased Budo masters which they used in Mr Poole's false lineage - namely - Osensei Ueshiba - Musutaro Otani - Tadashi Abe - Tomio Otani - The British Judo Council - Claiming to be a dan grade in Shotokan Karate [11 years before it was introduced to the UK .]
Les White Sensei stated that Mr Poole stood in front of a class of students and asked " What do you all think if I grade myself to 7th dan ? " - and like magic he became 7th dan - and your grade Mr Chairman is now ?
[ The claim to have trained with Osensei was made by Mr Poole in person to a London Metropolitan Police Detective - on file ]
The following BAB standards, are condoned and promoted as listed below. ( all BAB approved )
The BAB condone, recognize and reward - False Lineage - Self grading - Students grading their own teachers - Self awarded grandiose titles - One can Down-load the grade of their choice from the BAB website.- Self graded teachers awarding others with high grades and titles such as - Shihan - Hanshi - Soke J
Despite Mr Poole’s damage to the credibility and the public image of the British Aikido Board, it would appear the BAB are now actually morphing into “ The British Shinwakai Aikido Board “ .
Ms Timms the BAB secretary and the then chairman, set out on a mission to create a new British Aikido pioneer. They knew full well they were misleading the BAB membership and the general public. Together they betrayed the trust placed in them as a governing body by `Sports England` ( now UK Sports ).
Mr Holland as stated above - Ms Timms, a very close friend of both Mr and Mrs Poole. - Mrs M Poole, the wife of Jack Poole is also a member of the BAB board, - and yet, we also have another very close associate of Mr Poole in Mr Frank Burlingham the BAB coaching officer.
J “ The British Shinwakai Aikido Board monitor standards of UK Aikido “ J
The True Story of the Betrayal of British Budo by the British Aikido Board.
BRITISH AIKIDO BOARD EXPOSED
British Aikido Board / Jack Poole / Henry Ellis
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"BRITISH AIKIDO BOARD EXPOSED"
"No matter you pretence - you are what you are - nothing more ! " Kenshiro Abbe Sensei
UK Aikido Governing Body Conspired to change the history of UK Aikido.
Henry Ellis is in possession of a large number of damning emails of correspondence between the BAB Chairman - Secretary and other Executives.
The previous BAB Chairman Mr Toni Davis - when questioned on the BAB - Jack Poole - Henry Ellis Controversy
Publicly shamelessly stated at a `General Meeting`
" We the British Aikido Board are not the custodians of British Aikido History - and therefore have no interest in the same " - Toni Davis
The then Chairman ( Mr Toni Davies ) and Secretary ( Ms Shirley Timms ) detailing events as the BAB attempted to change the proud history and lineage of Aikido in the UK from its inception in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.
The BAB fully supported the spurious grades and lineage claims of one Mr Jack Poole.
Mr Poole had claimed to have multiple grades in Judo - Aikido - Karate - Kendo. - Mr Poole's now revised website amusingly reads .
" Sensei Jack Poole has trained to black belt standard in several martial arts "
2000 - H Foster - H Ellis - D Eastman were three surviving direct students of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, they were also founder members of the BAB.
The three Aikido pioneers held a special meeting with Ms Timms the BAB secretary, to discuss Mr Jack Poole, the meeting took place at the Hut Pub.
This was a pointless exercise and a total waste of time, Ms Timms totally ignored the important points of the meeting in favour of Mr Poole.
The BAB deliberately ignored the joint statement from these three pioneers, the BAB then shamelessly went ahead and promoted Mr Jack Poole's claims to its full membership - the public and Sports England [ now Sports UK ].
The BAB then proudly paraded Mr Poole to the members and the public at the 2000 National Seminar as the first UK student of Aikido.
Read the letter of apology offered ( accepted ) to Henry Ellis from one ex- BAB executive, a decent man, a man who was disgusted at the conduct of his fellow BAB executives, he tells of the ``private `` executive meetings - he exposes the defamation of the good name of Henry Ellis Shihan, as the BAB were desperately trying to cover up their disgraceful conduct. [ Letter on File]
Is this Also Illegal ?
The chairman ( Mr V Sumpter ) advises all executive members not to mention the discussions of this important damaging situation in any of the meeting minutes. [ Email on File ]
Sooo - The meeting minutes are not a true account of any of those meetings - Is that illegal ? as it does not pertain to the constitution.`
The BAB chairman has stated at the end of each meeting " The chairman was authorised to sign the minutes as a true record of the meeting ".
From the chairman's own email correspondence, we now know that statement to be false.
The BAB will never learn from that old saying " when you are neck deep in a cess pit - its time to stop digging and get a bucket
" - believe me - they are still digging......
Ms Timms the BAB Secretary, was livid that Mr Ellis had dared to question her crass conduct, and that of her fellow BAB executives regarding Mr Poole.
Ms Timms would both write - and reply to Henry Ellis letters, and as a sign of her contempt - her letters, including the every day bog standard BAB general correspondence - by sending each and every single one of her responses untitled and unsigned .
How un-professional for the secretary of a so-called `governing body` - to correspond with the head of a member organisation in such a manner - there are many such letters, [ all available on file.]
The Martial Arts Encyclopedia
The `Martial Arts Encyclopedia with over 20,000 views/reads to date ` has officially archived the whole of the documented files of this controversy .
Including the meeting with `Sports England ` ( Sports UK ).
" The Jack Poole Proven Spurious Biography "
Jack claimed to be a dan grade in every martial art ( a true man of Budo ) since being exposed - he has change this claim on his website to read " Jack Poole Sensei has trained to black belt standard in many martial arts " and the BAB support this bullshit.
Full BAB - Jack Poole Story archived by "Martial Arts Encyclopedia" CLICK > BAB - Jack Poole - Investigation.
BAB - General Meeting 2000.
Henry Ellis, waited, and rose to his feet at the end of the meeting at the final point of ` Any Other Business `- intending to raise the question of the Jack Poole - BAB collusion / misconduct, before Mr Ellis could speak one word - the then chairman ( Toni Davies ) and secretary ( Ms Shirley Timms ) abruptly closed the meeting, claiming there was another group waiting to use the hall, at a glance there were no other group, or individuals, in fact there was not even a single person in sight.
As there was no activity outside the main hall - Henry Ellis went immediately to the reception desk and spoke with the facility duty manager, who confirmed the British Aikido Board were the ONLY BOOKING for that facility that day. [ on file ]
Ms Timms and the chairman Toni Davies - not only lied to Henry Ellis - they also lied to all the 60 + senior members attending the general meeting that day .
Ms Shirley Timms to my utter disbelief and satisfaction, actually wrote to me (Henry Ellis) after the said meeting, reiterating `` THE LIE`` in print - [letter on file.]
Ms Timms wrote;
" It was unfortunate that the meeting had to be curtailed so abruptly, but the time allocated for the BAB to use the room had run out and there was another meeting scheduled to start at 1 - 15 pm. " [ On file ]
Henry Ellis, was an important volunteer witness in a police investigation / prosecution case - Ellis asked the BAB secretary Ms Timms for a character witness letter in his good name, as suggested by the police to strengthen their case and the integrity of their witness.
Ms Timms provided Henry Ellis with an excellent Character Reference [ on file ].
As the BAB continued its crass conduct with its full support, and promotion of Jack Poole - Ms Timms now began advising BAB members that the said character witness letter, was now totally changed, It had now become a letter of support for Henry Ellis, who she now stated publicly, Ellis had now been charged with `GBH` `grievous bodily harm` ( GBH ) a charge which is second only to murder in the UK - GBH can carry a life prison sentence, this evil gross defamation of Henry Ellis's character was exposed by one of the BAB's own ex- communications executive officers.
It should be noted that Henry Ellis did not even have a motoring offence against his good name and character. To this day, neither the BAB or Ms Timms have ever had the decency to offer an apology for this disgraceful conduct.
MANY MORE LIES
Scroll down to read of the extraordinary lengths the now Ex - British Aikido Board Chairman ( Mr Toni Davis ) and the BAB secretary Ms Shirley Timms were prepared to take in their support of the false claims of Mr Jack Poole - This support is continued to this day with the present chairman Mr Vincent Sumpter.