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Old 06-04-2003, 04:15 PM   #1
Matt Gallagher
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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:-
O'Sensei
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

Cheers

Matt

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Old 06-04-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums!

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Old 06-04-2003, 06:22 PM   #3
Charles Hill
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Hi Matt,

What is Ted Stratton "soke" of?

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Old 06-05-2003, 12:19 AM   #4
Matt Gallagher
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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

Matt

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Old 06-05-2003, 02:59 AM   #5
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Welcome Matt,

enjoy and train

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:06 AM   #6
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Ted Stratton was Soke of Shudokan UK
Ran the Dojo in Exeter? A friend of mine used to train there.

Simon

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Old 06-05-2003, 11:09 AM   #7
Matt Gallagher
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Thanks for your welcomes Erik and Jun

Simon

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

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