[ Renown Akido Society, Hillingdon, the first Akido society in the UK. ] Duplicated Typed Circular explaining Japanese terms, wiith manuscript annotation (by founder Ken Williams?).

Renown Akido Society, Hillingdon, the first society teaching Akido in the United Kingdom, founded by Ken Williams, pupil of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei
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Renown Akido Society [ Hillingdon ]. Between 1966 and 1969.
SKU: 20781

An interesting artefact from the early days of Akido in the United Kingdom. Akido was introduced into the UK 1955 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei at the Hut Dojo in Hillingdon. His first student was Ken Williams. In 1957 Haydn Foster joined the Hut and continued to teach there until his death in 2011. The Renown Society was formed in 1966 by Williams after Abbe returned to Japan. This was the original society teaching Akido in the UK. The Renown Society broke up in 1969. 4pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples attaching the four leaves, which have caused damage to the opposing margin of the final leaf. The first page is headed 'Renown Akido Society' (with sub-heading 'Irimi is a special movement of Akido'). The second is headed 'Form: Various Forms of Attacking' (with other heading 'Other Forms'); the third 'C Group Applications' (with other heading 'D Group – Control of the Arms'); the fourth 'How to Practice' (with other headings 'Preparation' and 'Preparation of Akido'). The first page is arranged in three columns, giving literal translations of Japanese terms, and carries pencil annotation to the third of the columns, as for example to the entry for 'Kaiten-Nage' ('Kaite : spiral | Nage : projection'): '1st R H. Turn anti-clockwise ducking under. Pull down and pass L. H. between R. H. & partner, brushing off, and taking partner – RH in your LH – Grasp neck with RH for control. Bring RH right back and give final push.'