David started practising Aikido In August 1973 under Chiba Sensei with the Aikikai of Great Britain. He was promoted to first Dan in April 1984. David currently holds the rank of 6th Dan and is a Shidoin with the British Aikido Federation. David currently trains with the BAF under Kanetsuka Sensei and travels every year […]
Rob started practising in October 1973 and was awarded 1st Dan in July 1989. He currently holds the rank of 5th Dan and is a British Aikido Board coach and at BAF Summer School 2012 was granted the position of shidoin (National coach) . Robert has trained extensively in Europe and Japan under the guidance […]
Caroline has been practicing Aikido since April 2004 and was awarded 3rd Dan at Summer School 2015 which is her current grade. Caroline trains in Japan every year under the guidance of the current Doshu and the Hombu Dojo instructors. Caroline is a BAB recognized instructor and also trains in Jui Jitsu.
Phil has been practicing aikido from Oct 2003 and was awarded 2nd Dan Summer School 2014. Phil has traveled to Japan several times to train with and learn from Doshu and various other senior Hombu Dojo instructors. Phil attends many local and national courses. Phil is a BAB recognized coach level 1.
Marsha joined her first aikido club in Moscow in 1999 and within a year was attending seminars by Miyamoto Sensei, Kuribayashi Sensei and later on Seki Sensei, who curated the dojo to which she moved on to. In 2004 she travelled to Japan to train at Hombu Dojo and at Saku Dojo. Marsha passed her […]
Kushan started Aikido in late 2004 by joining Wa Go Kan dojo and has been practising under the guidance of Sensei David Yates. He has achieved Shodan at 2014 BAF Summer School and BAB recognized coach level 1. Before joining the club Kushan had been a follower of Goju-ryu style of Karate.
I began Aikido in 2008 at Wa Go Kan dojo under Yates Sensei, attanined rank of Shodan in Aug 2014 Summer School. I also practised Karate attaining the rank of Shodan. Nigel is a BAB recognized coach level 1.
Marcin started Aikido in December 2011 by joining Wa Go Kan dojo under Yates Sensei. Before joining the club he had been a follower of Shotokan style of Karate in Poland. He passed Shodan in August 2016 Summer School and is a certified coach.
Umar started Aikido in early 2012 and has been practising under the instruction of Sensei David Yates. He achieved nidan at the 2018 BAF Summer School and is a 2nd level coaching quailification. He has over a decade of previous martial arts experience in both Shotokan style Karate and Jeet Kun Do.