Could anyone add more information about his time in the UK? More information generally would be good. I know he was based in Sunderland. I recently had my suspicion confirmed that he was purposely sent there because it is a working class area.
Carl, if you care to email Joe Curran Sensei - British Birankai, he'll be in a position to fill in the blanks so to speak.
Joe has been a continuous student of Chiba Sensei for 38 years if my memory is correct, and is in regular contact with his teacher.
Please be so kind as to inform Mr. Curran that I provided his email address to you. He won't object to the disclosure but at least he'll know for whom.