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Dave and Rob Yates promotions

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Today was an amazing day for Manchester Aikido. David Yates and Rob Yates were awarded 6th and 5th Dan respectively. Their names are on the wall of the hombu dojo for the ceremony. This is amazing for them but also for all who have supported Manchester Aikido over the years. We hope to see you […]

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Oxford Oct 2016

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Photo from the Oxford Course 2016.  Congradulations to Marsha (2nd Dan) and Marcin (1st Dan). Collecting there Certifications.

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Chiba Kazuo shihan Passed away

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On 5th June 2015, Chiba sensei, the former head instructor of the Aikikai of Great Britain as the British Aikido Federation was formerly known, passed away.  He was 75 years old and had been suffering from cancer. Chiba sensei was mine and Rob’s first senior instructor when we started aikido in 1973 after he had […]