“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou
A True Aikido Story: The Long and Winding Road
Aikido Journal reprinted this story with the approval of the magazines April 2006 issue of `Martial Arts Illustrated` and the magazine’s Aikido correspondent Keith Morgan.
" Sorry this is not a dedication to Lennon / McCartney, but continuing the theme of early pioneers of the martial arts in the UK. It gives me great pleasure this month to talk to Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman, pioneer of Aikido, International teachers and authors ". - Keith Morgan.
Photo left: Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman with the Austin Mini as they travelled and taught Aikido in the early days.
Photo right: Henry and Rik Ellis revisit the Hut Pub and the `Hut Dojo` 2012.