Our Instructors

Welcome our permissions page for Lancashire Aikikai Instructors who are authorised to take classes without supervision.

The Aikikai believes all such Instructors should:

  • hold a Governing Body coaching award,
  • be a Dan Grade in Aikido,
  • be First Aid qualified,
  • hold appropriate insurance,
  • be DBS checked in accordance with Child Protection policy where they take classes involving under 18s and
  • be authorised to take classes by our Head of Association - also validating all the elements listed above are current.

Those given Permission to Teach classes unsupervised in the Lancashire Aikikai are listed on this webpage.

The BAB website lists our members who hold their coaching award.



Permission to take classes unsupervised till

Andrew Baird

May 2019

Susan Baird

May 2019

Dave Barber

May 2019

John Brooke

Apr 2019

Algy Cole

Sept 2018

Chris Cook

Dec 2019

Ian Cherry

Nov 2020

Marco Ford

Sep 2020

Wayne Gaunt

Sep 2018

Graham Harrison

Feb 2021

Mark Lunt

Nov 2020

Andy Molyneaux

Nov 2020

Raymond Munns

Mar 2020

Hywel Nicholas

Mar 2021

John Perry


Dave Ratcliffe

Apr 2021

Kevin Rice

Jul 2020

Christine Shepherd

Mar 2021

Kannan Sundaralingam

Nov 2020

Christopher Wallace

Mar 2021

Wendy Wallace

Jul 2018

Neil Wright

Mar 2021

Hephzi Yohannan

Dec 2019