The British Aikido Tree
The British Aikido Tree is a graphic illustration of all the early teachers from the arrival of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to Britain in 1955. The Japanese teachers are placed in the order of their arrival in Britain, featuring from left to right with their title / rank at that time.
The Hut Dojo – – The Abbe School of Budo
As one researches the internet for information on Aikido and various teachers within the UK, It is common to see many claims to have trained at the Hut Dojo in the 1950/60’s under the direction of Kenshiro Abbe Sensie, also claiming to have been graded in Aikido by Abbe Sensie or Mikito Nakazono Sensei.
If you see such bizarre claims and that person is not on this Aikido tree or the original grading board which is in the “Photo Gallery” then you can rest assured that the individual has not received his dan grade at the Hut Dojo, and he is telling large porkies.