Lancashire Aikikai - Officers

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Role: Representative at BAB meetings

Officer: Sue Baird

Attends BAB meetings - point of contact for matters coming from or going to the national governing body - British Aikido Board.

BAB Rep Email

Role: Child Protection Officer

Officer: Istvan Koloh

Child Protections issues - training, reporting and DBS checks. Ensures BAB and Aikikai policies are applied. Read also our further pages on this website.

See "Who we are" for Club's Welfare Officer who would be the point of contact to raise concerns with

Email Child Protection Officer

Role: Coaching Liaison Officer

Officer: Sue Baird

The first point of contact for Coaching within the Association. Read also the Coaching pages.

Role: Data Protection Coordinator

Officer: David Jones

Ensures Clubs and the Lancashire Aikikai follow Data Protection practise and principles. See our Data Protection page.

Data Protection email

Role: Insurance Officer

Officer: Ian Cherry

Issues BAB blue certificates of insurance for both students and teachers to Clubs and provides returns to the BAB. Is the point of contact for the BAB in these matters.

Insurance Officer email

Role: Grading Records

Officer: Ian Cherry

Maintains records of grading within the Association. Clubs provide details of gradings to him.

Grading Records Email

Role: Membership Secretary

Officer: Ian Cherry

Maintains records of members. Tied in with Insurance Officer role.

Role: Webmaster

Officer: Andrew Baird

Maintains the Aikikai website inconjunction with Clubs. Officers and the Executive

Email for Webmaster

Role: Hombu Membership Representitive

Officer: Chris Wallace

Acts as liaison between Mimuro Sensei our Technical Director and the Lancashire Aikikai

Particular in handling application forms for Hombu and Yokohama International Aikido Club membership forms and Hombu grading forms completed by Clubs. Forms are submitted in April and October to him for forward transmission to Mimuro Sensei. The forms should be used from this site and completed by typing in the information and printing off, signed and then scaned and sent to him.

Sends to Club Leaders the certificates, books and membership cards when received back.

Oversees Mimuro Sensei visits and courses

Hombu Liaison matters

Role: Newsletter Editor

Officer: John Brooke

Publishes the Aikikai's Quarterly Newsletter

He is supported by Clubs to do this - see page

Newsletter Editor
Currently we have a IT issue over this email address - please find an alternative method of contact


Details of contacts at Clubs - see Club pages under "Where to find us".

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For details of these roles see our Job Description.

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