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Old 10-02-2007, 04:02 AM   #11
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell. Royal County of Berkshire
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 25
United Kingdom
Re: KazuoChiba

Kazuo Chiba Sensie arrived in the UK in April/May 1966 at the request of Kenshiro Abbe Sensie who was based in London. He arrived on the ship Al-Sabbiyah arranged by a shipping company director named Bob Logan who lived in Sunderland. I believe that Chiba Sensie would have been based in London had he received a warmer welcome at the Hut Dojo ? With the help of Mr Logan he based himself in Sunderland. ( Nothing at all to do with the working class :-) ) In 1967 he moved to London where he opened a dojo in Earls Court. These were hard times for Chiba Sensie, I gave Sensei my dojo at the " Times " newspaper in Blackfriars London.
Henry Ellis