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Posted by Henry Ellis on July 09, 2003 at 09:28:34:

I know we are all only too familiar with the deluge in the m/a of all kinds of claims of grades and endless titles, yet here in the UK we have a unique situation where a 'teacher' has made fraudulent claims, the governing body for Aikido the 'British Aikido Board' refused to see any and all the evidence of witness statements/whole gallery of photos/video showing him as beginner/ also a statement from Kazuo Chiba sensei. fully knowing that this mans claims were false the BAB then presented the man Jack Poole with a bronze samurai statue in recognition of his claims at the 'National BAB Seminar'.
How can the m/a survive the world wide erosion of it's integrity when we have a governing body
acting in such a bizarre manner.
In the UK we have a gov body for each of the m/a
The web site 'British Aikido' has been built to expose the 'British Aikido Board' acronym BAB or BAD at BUDO.....
Henry Ellis
Author: 'Positive Aikido'.

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