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

Andy Baker

July 2018

Dave Barber

May 2019

John Brooke

Apr 2019

Algy Cole

Sept 2018

Chris Cook

Dec 2019

Ian Cherry

Mar 2017

Keith Downs

Nov 2016

Marco Ford

May 2017

Wayne Gaunt

Sep 2018

Graham Harrison

Dec 2016

Mike Lloyd

Sept 2017

Raymond Munns

Nov 2016

Hywel Nicholas

Nov 2016

Matthew Nunn

Dec 2016

Michael Ormerod

Dec 2016

John Perry


Peter Philippson

Sept 2017

Bob Spence

Nov 2016

Dave Ratcliffe

Oct 2017

Kevin Rice

Sept 2017

Lawrence Robinson

Oct 2018

Christine Shepherd

Nov 2016

Kannan Sundaralingam

Dec 2016

Christopher Wallace 

Nov 2016

Wendy Wallace

Jul 2018

Sam Wilson 

Nov 2016

Hephzi Yohannan

Dec 2019