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08-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Posted 2012-08-06 08:30:05 by Joe Curran

Dear All,
On Fri 3rdAugust at the Hut Shihan certification was presented to Henry Ellis Sensei 6th Dan and Derek Eastman Sensei 6th Dan. The presentation was made by Chiba Sensei.At the same time the lately departed Foster Sensei was posthumously awarded Aikikai 7th Dan.
Congratulations are in order.
Cheers, Joe.

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08-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Congratulations are indeed in order for these fine gentlemen, who have long represented, and continue to represent Ueshiba Aikido with authenticity, dignity, grace, honor and a wee bit of panache.

O Medetoo Gozaimashita!

Carl Thompson
08-11-2012, 07:53 AM
Congratulations on some clearly well-deserved promotions.

Kind regards


08-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Always good to hear of progress made! Congratulations gentlemen!

08-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Congrats! :)

Cliff Judge
08-14-2012, 08:22 AM
The Hut dojo has broken the godan barrier! Nothing can hold them back now!

08-17-2012, 08:17 AM
Congratulations to you both

08-17-2012, 11:50 AM

08-22-2012, 02:22 PM
Thank you all for your kind comments - very much appreciated.

Henry Ellis
Co-author `Positive Aikido`.