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Past Presidents & Chairs

Chairs of the British Kendo Association

  • First, Mr R.A.Lidstone 1964 – 1969
  • Second, Mr W. Prytherch 1969 – 1975?
  • Third, Mr John Howell 1979? – 2004
  • Fourth, Mr Geoff Salmon 2004 – 2009
  • Fifth, Mr.Errol Blake 2009 – 2014
  • Sixth, Ms Fay Goodman 2014 -

Presidents of the British Kendo Association

  • First, Sir Frank Bowden 1964* – 2004?
  • Second, John Howell 2004 – 2009

*NB – Sir Frank Bowden is reported, in BKA News Online No 18 (published Autumn 1998), as saying that “he came to be recommended for the post of B.K.A. President thirty years ago. This was by the former President, Field Marshall Sir Francis Festing, who said to Sir Frank, ‘You like Japanese swords, and you might like to get a rough idea of how they fight with them’.”

Vice Presidents of the British Kendo Association

  • First, Mr Kozo Takizawa 1964 – 1972 (c)
  • Second, Mr Koichi Kikuchi – 1972 – 1976 (c)
    Deceased 6 January 2012