Sunday, January 22, 2006

The recent passing of Sensei Ralph Reynolds



Sensei Reynolds died on Friday 20th of January 2006
We are deeply sorry to inform the visitors to British Aikido of the sad death and passing of Sensei Ralph Reynolds, one of Britain's most well known and respected Aikidoka.
Both Henry Ellis and Derek Eastman along with the students of the Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido UK and USA wish to extend their sadness and condolences to Ms Jayne Phelps and the family and students of Sensei Reynolds and the Aikido Fellowship GB.
Sensei Reynolds was a direct student of the legendary Budo master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from the 1950's. He was the first person to introduce Aikido to the Midlands. He trained at the Hut dojo in those very early years maintaining an everlasting friendship with the few pioneers from the great and wonderful inception of British Aikido.
Sensei Ralph Reynolds will be sadly missed by us all.

Sensei Henry Ellis - Sensei Derek Eastman

Sunday, January 15, 2006

New Location For The NM Branch

Hello Gentleman, Things here in New Mexico have been a little nerve wracking. The club has been at the Boys and Girls club for the last month, and when we showed up for practice last Monday, after they had been closed for the Holidays, the room we were using was rented out from under us. So Sensei Emel and myself had to find a new location. We managed to talk to the superintendent at The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and got permission to use the wrestling room on their campus. Our first class in our new location starts Monday. I hope this will be the last move for a while.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hello accross the pond

is there any news from abroad