Wednesday, 9 June 2021


The Kenshiro Abbe Era ~ Book Collection.

Visit ``Books on Martial Arts ``

Henry Ellis & Derek Eastman are amongst the last of a very small  group of direct pioneer students of the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, stories and historic events  from the incredible 1950s. With the help of Martial Arts correspondent Abdul Rashid  they were encouraged to put the `true factual history recorded in books so the memories of those early days will never be lost.

The following titles are available from Amazon Martial Arts Books

" The Founding of Ju-Jutsu - Judo -Aikido in the UK " ------  " British Aikido History "

" Kenshiro Abbe the Forgotten Budoka" ----  " Positive Aikido ".    

Thursday, 20 May 2021

  New Amazon Book now Available.

KENSHIRO ABBE SENSEI  1915 - 1985 - The Forgotten Budoka 

Published by Amazon 20th - May - 2021
Compiled by the Martial Arts researcher Abdul Rashid.

A new book published by Amazon Books -.  This book is  an in-depth look at the life and times of this legendry man of Budo, from his childhood to his time as a captain and Brigade Commander in the Imperial Japanese Army during WW2 - his time at the Busen - Butokukwai - His competition successes in front of the Japanese Emperor, his defeat of the great Judoka Kimura also his time in the UK and Europe. This will complete our `library` of British Martial Arts history as associated to the influence of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 8th dan Judo - 6th dan Kendo - 6th dan Aikido - 6th dan Ju-Kendo. 

The following Amazon Book  titles may be of interest to the student and teachers who value the true origins of British Martial Arts.  " The Founding of Ju-Jitsu - Judo - Aikido in the United Kingdom "  --- " British Aikido History " --- " Kenshiro Abbe Sensei the Forgotten Budoka " --- " Positive Aikido "  by Dave Rogers ---  " The Life - Giving Sword " the life of K Chiba by Leise Klein.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

TK Chiba Sensei 1945 - 2015
I would like to offer my condolences to Madam Chiba - family - friends - and students. Chiba Sensei was a regular visitor whenever he was in the UK. - R.I.P.

Japanese Swords

Our quality items of Japanese fine art - swords - armour is constantly being updated.
Please contact Don Bayney for ` all ` your requirments, if we don't have it, we will do our utmost to locate it.  All the great Japanese teachers visiting London for over fifty years including Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to TK Chiba Shihan.
Don Bayney 

Antiques - Japanese Swords

Scroll down for photos of a small selection of high quality items from our antiques shop.

Fine Japanese Swords & Fittings 
Most Items from the Edo Period 1603 - 1868.

Don Bayney , a Member of the `Token Society of Great Britain`, and the `USA Florida Token Kai `.

Photo: - Don Bayney, Japanese weapons display at the Crystal Palace - London - "Kenshiro Abbe Sensei Memorial Event 2005"

Don Bayney ~ 50 years of dealing and collecting Japanese Swords - Armour and Fine Art.
The Only Japanese Sword Retailer in Central London

A Selection of Swords , Fittings and Armour, mostly from the Edo Period 1603 - 1868.

All at Reasonable Prices.
Also Menuki - Porcelain - Bronzes - Kakemono and Metal Work for the Collector.

We are interested in, both buying and selling of good quality genuine pieces.

Call in and see Don, any weekday, or phone for an appointment.
Grays Antiques, 1-7 Davies Mews, Mayfair, London  W1K 5AB
Phone Number (020) 7491-7200
( Next to Bond Street Underground Station )

Telephone: (020) 7491- 7200



Grays Antique Market is in London's city centre - it is just a few minutes walk from Bond Street Underground Station. Click on the Google map for clear easy to locate directions.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Visit Don Bayney at Grays Antique Market 
1-7 Davies Mews, Mayfair,
London W1K 5AB
Phone number (020) 7491 7200

Most items are from the Edo Period 1603 - 1868

Just come along to Don Baneys shop and talk Japanese swords and browse around at the amazing stock that Don has - his knowledge is often sought after by the British Museum.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Don Bayney - Antiques - Japanese Swords.

The Kenshiro Abbe Memorial Event 2005 - was the greatest Budo event ever held in the UK.
All the Budo Arts were represented by the `` Last of the Few `` surviving direct students of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

The organizing committee were pleased that Mr Don Bayney had accepted our invitation to display some of the beautiful authentic weapons from the Samurai era of Japan.