Monday, 10 June 2013

                                          Is Aikido a Martial Art ?

                                                                    "The Rise of the Plastic Samurai"

Henry Ellis Shihan a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957 - and a pioneer of British Aikido - Henry Ellis was one of the first ever group of five dan grades in the UK.

Aikido has changed a great deal over the years, and not for the better I dare suggest.
We now have Aikido with ribbons - no touch throws from a distance - music in the dojo - breathing through ones toes - Ki Blasts - Ki freezing of students - woolie hats -  Sensei knocking apples off his students heads with his Ki.

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