Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Anita Wilson - Women in Aikido 

Aikido - 1955 - 2015 - For those that studied with Sensei's  Kenshiro Abbe - Tadashi Abe -Masahilo Nakazono - TK Chiba Sensei in those early days will remember their Aikido being true Budo, something that very few will ever see or feel again .


CLICK - Tribute Slide-Show to TK Chiba Sensei - 1940 - 2015


Anita Wilson Sensei the only lady Graded to dan grade by Jei Nakazono Sensei.

Anita Wilson Sensei is the only women ever to be graded to dan grade by Jei Nakazono Sensei, son of the legendary Budoka Masahilo Nakazono Shihan - Anita Sensei is also the first lady promoted to dan grade in the international ` Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido ` in over 50 years.
Anita Sensei is also very proud to have been involved in the production and publication of the book `Positive Aikido` 



Anita Wilson with Jei Nakazono Sensei at the " Masahilo Nakazono Sensei Memorial Event "
Neath - Wales - 2007
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Anita teaching ladies `Positive Aikido` as effective self-defense





I was pleased to see my teacher Henry Ellis Sensei presented with this special Tanto at the `Masahilo Nakazono Event` 2007
This was to celebrate Ellis Sensei's 50 years of teaching and promoting Aikido ( now 60 years )

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Photo - R to L - Back - Al Montemarr - Dave Rogers
Front; Anita Wilson - Henry Ellis

Anita Wilson Sensei recieves Shodan from Jei Nakazono Sensei.

2007 - Anita Wilson receives dan grade from Jiro Nakazono the son of the legendary Budo master Masahilo Nakazono Sensei who was the teacher of her teacher Henry Ellis Shihan.
Anita Wilson was the first lady Aikidoka to be graded to dan grade by Jiro Nakazono Sensei , Anita was very proud to receive the gift of the Nakazono family
Hakama from Sensei Nakazono.






    Anita Wilson Sensei - Teaching with uke Ben Lennox
                                          at the
                `Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido` [ ESTA ]
                Bracknell - The Royal County of Berkshire UK

   Wilson Sensei who has taught and trained internationally     including the USA. Sensei was the first ever lady dan grade in the 57 year history of the  `ESTA` - also featured in the book
`Positive Aikido` - Sensei also took part in the `Kenshiro Abbe 50th Jubilee Celebtation` event 2005 at the Crystal Palace Stadium. London - also involved in the ` Masahilo Nakazono Memorial Event ` 2007 in Wales.








Click - Link to enlarge article & photo

Anita Wilson Article ->Anita Wilson Receives Dan Grade

Anita Wilson Sensei was proud to receive her dan grade from Jiro Nakazono Sensei the son of Masahilo Nakazono who was one of Henry Ellis Sensei's teachers, photo left of Henry Ellis with Nakazono Sensei in Sante Fe New Mexico USA 1992.
Jiro Nakazono Sensei gave Anita his family Hakama in recognition of her positive Aikido.
It is unknown for a Japanese teacher to make such a generous gift.

`Positive Aikido` the book - a True Traditional Aikido Story - Order a signed copy direct from Henry Ellis Sensei - Email - Henry Ellis Email

Techniques - History - Lineage - Anecdotes - 55 years - Traditional Aikido.
Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman 6th dan AikiKai-diplomas signed by:
Osensei Ueshiba -Kenshiro Abbe - Masahilo Nakazono - Masamichi Noro - TK Chiba - The Doshu Moriterue Ueshiba.

I am proud to be involved in this exciting project.~ Anita Wilson

Front and back covers.

Positive Aikido the Book

About the Authors:

Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman both 6th dan AikiKai Hombu - Diplomas signed by Osensei Ueshiba - Kenshiro Abbe - Mikoto Nakazono - TK Chiba Shihan - Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba..They are the last two pioneers of K Abbe Sensei's British Aikido from 1955..To purchase the book `Positive Aikido`. Order direct - please contact Dave Rogers Sensei USA the books main author. Please email Dave Rogers Email For price and postage.

Book also available on Amazon UK £10-95 free p&p & Amazon USA. $18.


For an in-depth review of "Positive Aikido" click >Positive Aikido

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The British Aikido Board - Jack Poole Controversy Slide Show.








Please watch the video below, my teacher Henry Ellis Shihan produced this video in his on going efforts to protect the true history and lineage of British Aikido from its inception to the UK in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.
I find it rather sad that UK Aikido history and lineage needs to be protected from the UK governing body for Aikido - The British Aikido Board,

The Betrayal of British Budo


Documented evidence of the conduct of the UK Governing Body for Aikido.

Detailing the BAB's attempted collusion with one Mr Jack Poole to change forever the true proud history and lineage of British Aikido, from its inception to the UK in 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Henry Ellis was actually Mr Poole's first teacher as one can clearly see from the large collection of photos and statements, this did not deter the BAB from proudly parading Mr Poole along-side his teacher as a `Pioneer of British Aikido` .

Imagine you are a direct student of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei and recognised by the Doshu and TK Chiba as a true pioneer of British Aikido - The UK Aikido governing body invite you to receive an award in recognition of this - As you wait to meet the Lord Mayor of Birmingham - you hear a shuffling sound - you look behind - standing there unannounced is one of your old students in line to receive the same award as a pioneer - unbelievable.You could not make this up - The BAB did.