View Full Version : AikiBrit Intro

Please visit our sponsor:

Matt Gallagher
06-04-2003, 05:15 PM
Hello Aiki browsers and all fellow Aikidoka!
Thought I'd take the time to introduce myself properly.

I have been studying Shudokan style Aikido here in the UK for about the last four years and am about to try for ikkyu brown belt (wish me well)

Shudokan Aikido stems from the Japanese Yoshinkan and today we still have much reference to Kancho Shioda's teachings. Shudokan Aikido was introduced to the UK by one Soke Ted Stratton 9th Dan (See Si Wilson's Aikigallery pics!) who trained under Master Thamby Rajah, head of Shudokan Aikido International, who's teacher was Shioda Sensei.

So my Aikido Club lineage goes like this:-
Gozo Shioda Sensei
Thamby Rajah Sensei
Ted Stratton Sensei
My Teachers: Chris Challacombe Sensei and John MacDonald Sensei.

Can't think of anything witty to end this intro with so I'll bid you all good training and look forward to further interaction with Aikiweb


Matt :)

06-04-2003, 05:23 PM
Hi Matt,

Thanks for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums!

-- Jun

Charles Hill
06-04-2003, 07:22 PM
Hi Matt,

What is Ted Stratton "soke" of?


Matt Gallagher
06-05-2003, 01:19 AM
Back to Charles

Ted Stratton was Soke of Shudokan UK

He died a few short years ago and is sorely missed by all at Shudokan UK, particularly my current teachers who trained under him for several years


06-05-2003, 03:59 AM
Welcome Matt,

enjoy and train :D :D

06-05-2003, 08:06 AM
Ted Stratton was Soke of Shudokan UK
Ran the Dojo in Exeter? A friend of mine used to train there.


Matt Gallagher
06-05-2003, 12:09 PM
Thanks for your welcomes Erik and Jun


Don't know about the Exeter dojo, but sounds likely since Ted's home club was here in Devon

I'll check with the guys I train with