Lancashire Aikikai - Coordination Groups

Coordination Groups Click to open full width / downloadable pdf (Document dated August 2018)


The constitution deals with the structure that the Association is organised in a traditional hierarchal structure common to other martial arts & the Principal is the Head of the Association who is appointed by succession. Technical matters concerning Aikido and it’s teaching are the responsibility of Aikikai Dan Grades within this same structure.

The Executive and people appointed either by an Aikikai meeting or the Executive underpin an Admin support function. Coordination Groups referenced on this page are the same as Working parties.



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Group: Aikido Management Group(Aikido)

Membership: 4th and 5th Dans of the Lancashire Aikikai

Role: As outlined in the Aikikai Constitution

Group: Dan Grade Review Group(Aikido)

Membership: Bob Spence (Lead) {Principal of Lancashire Aikikai)
                       AndrewB (Trafford)
                       GrahamH (Bury)

Purpose and Role: to review Dan Grade candidates by providing feedback that can be acted on.

Hence Club Leaders should let the Group Lead know as a candidate starts preparing for a Dan Grade examination. Putting a candidate on the Group's radar early is helpful developmentally so feedback can be given incrementally and acted on back in their clubs. Leaving it to the last opportunity prior to a date must be avoided.

Courses are the ideal opportunity for a review by the Group.

Ongoing feedback to the Club Leader and the potential candidate.

The Group Lead will advise the Lancashire Aikikai Hombu Officer once a candidate is approved of being a suitable standard and ready to be put forward to our Technical Director for grading.

Group: Course Review Group (Aikido)

Membership: GrahamH (Lead) {Bury)
                       ChristineS (Marple)
                       DaveR (St Helens)
                       RayM (Mon)
                       DaveB (Trafford)

Purpose and Role:Looking at future courses; how many, duration, location, style and content.

Group: Looking Inward Group

Membership: HephziY (Lead) (Trafford)
                       HywelN (Chorlton)
                       JohnB (Trafford)
                       MarcoF (Trafford)
                       MarkL (St Helens)
                       WayneG (Bury)

Purpose and Role:Improve communication and liaison between clubs, joint practices and social events etc.

Group: Looking outward Group

Membership: KelvinR (Lead) (Bury)
                       AlgyC (Trafford)
                       AndyM (Preston)
                       KimV (Bury)
                       MangoB (Marple)

Purpose and Role:Association & Club marketing, demos and liaison with outside organisations etc

Group: Media Group; Key Task Holders; Executive

Media Group :- See "Other Officers" as collection of existing posts namely Website, Social Media covering Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram and the Newsletter Editor

Key Task Holders :- See "Other Officers"as collection of existing posts



Details of contacts at Clubs - see Club pages under "Where to find us".
For details of people approved to instruct.
For details of Club Welfare Officers.


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