Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sensei Warne

This image was scanned from a set of pictures Sensei Warne brought. I'll need to get the name of his uke and post it later.

Group Photo

This was taken at a demonstration somewhere in the UK. From left to right, Sensei Keith, Sensei Derek Eastman, Dave Rogers (green belt then), "Mr. Gordon" (blue belt), Al Montemar (blue belt then), and Sensei Andy.

A thanks goes out to Sensei Warne who snapped this picture for posterity.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The British Have Landed

Sensei Warne arrived safely yesterday with only a small portion of jet lag. By the time he went to sleep last night he'd only been awake for 20 hours. We'll be practicing at the Hut Tx today (tuesday), thursday, friday and probably a sunday morning class. We'd be practicing wednesday, but Chad scored us Hockey tickets.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Police hunting mystery swordsman
Police on Tyneside are seeking a man carrying a sword who came to the aid of plain clothes officers during a burglary attempt.

The officers were threatened by a man with a knife after they discovered armed men trying to break into a house in Laygate, South Shields.

Another man armed with a samurai sword appeared and attacked the man with the knife, before leaving the scene.

Three men have been charged with aggravated burglary.

One faces an additional charge of attempted wounding with intent to resist arrest.

Story from BBC NEWS:

I'm just wondering if there's a Dan grade or a student that needs to confess to this. :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

An Email from Henry Ellis Sensei

Click on the image for a larger view, or click here to go to Aikido Journal and see the original.