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.