20th/21st September 2014
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- 08:30 : Registration
- 09:00 : Shaun Hoddy
- 11:30 : Simon Fraser (+ lunch break 30 mins)
- 14:00 : Bob Jones
- 15:45 : Close (followed by BAA Grading)
- 09:15 : Ken Broome (+ lunch break 30 mins)
- 12:45: John Burn
- 15:45: Close
A founder member of the Yawara Aikido Club, where he studied under Dr Lee Ah Loi 8th Dan, Ken is also a founder member of the European Aikido Association. A most successful UK competitive aikidoka and a Team EAA member at numerous world championships in Japan, Ken is a former British & European champion,Ken teaches aikido at Jugokan Dojo in London. Ken is a Shihan of the Japan Aikido Association (JAA).
John began training in martial arts at the age of 7 and has been studying aikido since the early 90’s;
He is the UK’s only direct student of Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei, with whom he has maintained a close relationship for over 15 years.
John runs a full-time dojo in Coventry. John’s main interest with aikido is in how to use gravity and the ground to bring solidity to one’s body, whilst breaking uke’s balance. John’s study of internal strength and how it relates to the Aikido of Ueshiba Morihei is thanks to the ongoing research and training of Mike Sigman.
In November 1997, Shaun received his 5th Dan at Yawara Centre London (Examiners Dr Lee Ah Loi, Ken Broome, Fritz Van Gullik, Eddy Wolput). in 2012, Shaun brought his 300 students to the BAA fold. Today Shaun teaches members at his club in Essex. As well as regularly teaching aikido to adults and children, Shaun’s focus is on ensuring that the Tomiki Aikido Koryu no kata are preserved.
Simon started Aikido in 1992 under Kanetsuka Minoru (7th Dan Aikikai) at the Oxford University Dojo with the British Aikido Federation (B.A.F) and spent 8 years training with Alex Megann (5th Dan) at the Southampton University Dojo until 2003.
Simon has trained under Kanetsuka Shihan as a member of his Ryushinkan Dojo in London since 1995 and has accompanied him on Aikido seminars abroad in Poland, France, Russia, and Spain over the past ten years.
In 2004 Simon was asked by Kanetsuka Shihan to become the Senior Instructor of Sevenoaks Aikido Shoshinkan. Simon is also a student of Kashima Shinryu and Katori Shinto Ryu Sword styles as enhancement to his Aikido Training.
Video of previous South of the River Seminar (Mick Pratt 2012):