Photo request

Discussion in 'Ninjutsu' started by Canit, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Canit

    Canit Valued Member

    Hello All,

    Given the strong UK presence on this board, I am hoping someone can help me out.

    I started my Bujinkan training with Allan Collins in Ramsgate. I have been going through old photos looking for a nice one of him to hang in our Dojo. I have a lot of post training shots, mostly in pubs, and a bunch from when Soke visited Ramsgate. However I have none of Allan in a keikogi.

    I never took pictures while we were training. I was too busy training. Now, of course, I wish I had.

    Wondering if anyone has some photos of him, or that include him, that they are willing to share? If so, please shoot me a message.

    Adam McColl
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  2. kouryuu

    kouryuu Kouryuu

    Hi Adam, funnily I was thinking about Alan the other day, lovely guy, treated badly by a particular Irishman, I had a good look through my old photos and couldn't find even one of him, was sure I had something, if you do get some success mate, would love to see them

    Take care, hope to see you sometime in the future, will be in Japan in may

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  3. baldrick

    baldrick Valued Member

    Hi Adam,

    I know one of Alan's students is on here from time to time, so he might have one. You could also try him via his club website:

    I remember Alan well, he used to come up to Peter's in Croydon every now and then, great bloke, such a terrible loss.

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  4. Canit

    Canit Valued Member

    @Norm: I think about him, and Jan, a lot. They were both really wonderful people; very tolerant and supportive of a younger, dumber, me :)

    Thanks for checking your photos mate. I will be sure to pass along any that come my way.

    @Dave: Cheers. I will check the website and shoot him a message.

    I know Allan appreciated Peter's support. Especially after he distanced the Ramsgate club from Brian/BBD.

    Regards from the Colonies!
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  5. Reiss Collins

    Reiss Collins New Member

    Alan Collins was my Grandad.
    If anyone does come across any pictures I would really appreciate it if they could contact me as I would like to pass them on to my Nan (Jan) and am Dad

    Thank you in advance
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  6. Old bloke

    Old bloke Active Member

    I was also one of Alans students back in the 80,s, I know I have some photos of running bear foot along the promenade by the boating pool, and I know I have photos of me and Tristan training, I will have a look through them this week end
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  7. Canit

    Canit Valued Member

    After many years away, I stopped by the forum earlier today. Spooky to see this thread at the top of the list.

    No other photos of Alan surfaced. That time was well before the digital age.

    Really great to see Reiss' post here though. I msg'd him privately this morning.

    Now another Old Bloke has popped up. Yeah... bad pun :rolleyes:

    Talk about a flood of memories!
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