All Lancashire Aikikai instructors hold Coaching Qualifications of the national governing body the BAB

Sam Wilson 3rd Dan, BAB Coach Level 1

Sam taking the baseball bat after an attack

First started Aikido 1992 with Keith Downs in Stockport after 10 years of Thai Boxing and Karate.

Awarded 1st Dan 2003. Gained BAB Coach level 1 in 2005, 2nd dan awarded September 2006, 3rd Dan awarded 16th June 2013

Is the membership scretary for the Lancashire Aikikai.


Peter Philippson 3rd Dan, BAB Coach Level 1

katagitame technique

Started Aikido in 1980 with Bob Spence at College of Building and in Stockport with Andrew Baird & Keith Downs. Graded 1st Dan 1991
Presently 3rd Dan. BAB Coach Award in 1991


Andy Baker 1st Dan, BAB Coach Level 1


kaiten nage technique