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National Committee

Errol Blake

Chair:  Errol Blake
Email : chairman@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Nenriki Kendo Dojo

Art and Grade: 3rd Dan Kendo

Outside Budo: Retired

A bit about me: tba


 

Hilary Hadley

Vice Chair:  Hilary Hadley
Email : vice.chair@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Seishinkan South West London

Art and Grade: Iaido (Godan)  Jodo (Yondan)

Outside Budo: Head of Live Performance Department, Equity

A bit about me:  I have studied Iaido and Jodo for many years and am one of the first students of Chris Mansfield Sensei, when Iaido and Jodo were first introduced to the UK.  I am the Dojo Leader for Seishinkan South West London, which practices both arts in Tooting and Streatham venues. I was a member of the Constitutional Working party that developed the new Constitution for the BKA.  In a professional capacity I am a lead negotiator for the Performers Union Equity and am currently Head of the Live Performance Department.


placeholderSecretary:  Debbie Bevan
c/o 16 Hurst House, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9ED
Email : secretary@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: London, tba

Art and Grade: Iai

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


placeholderTreasurer:  Martin Farncombe
Address tba
Email : treasurer@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


placeholderDirector of International Relations: Jock Hopson
Email : international@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: Iai

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


Membership Secretary:  Neil Andriot
P.O. Box 820, Gillingham, ME8 1BZ, United Kingdomplaceholder
Email : member.secretary@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Shin Bu Kan Rochester

Art and Grade: Iaido Nidan

Outside Budo: Big NFL Fan, Marillion fan.  Fan of awful television (apparently).

A bit about me:  I started training in kendo but changed to iaido and have never looked back.  I enjoy being part of a dojo family and get a real kick watching the other students advance.  Outside of iaido I play squash and badminton and am a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills NFL team.  Waiting patiently for them to start winning again

Co-options to the National Committee and Other Useful Contacts


placeholderHealth and Safety Officer: Donald Gordon
Email : health.safety@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Kendo – Taiseidokai (Glasgow), Dojo Leader for Royal Air Force dojo, RAF Cranwell.  Iaido – Shonenjiku (Glasgow)

Art and Grade: Kendo (Sandan), Iaido (Shodan)

Outside Budo: Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner & Environmental Director

A bit about me: Live in Glasgow, started Kendo 6 years ago with Kashi-No-Ki-Kenyu-Kai and Iaido 18 months ago – still enjoying both!


placeholderPublicity Officer: Scott Halls

Email : bka.pro@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Heijoshin Dojo, Walsall

Art and Grade: Yondan iaido, nidan jodo.

Outside Budo: Self-employed architectural and technical illustrator

A bit about me: I started budo in 1984, studying karate and then moving to jujutsu/kobudo.  I started iaido under the BKA in 2000 and curently study iaido and jodo, with kendo when I have the chance!  I am also the National Representative of Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu kenjutsu in the UK.  Outside of budo, I am an American Football referee and a hang glider pilot.


placeholderChild Protection Officer: Amanda Allen

Email : child.protection@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


Complaints Officer: Phil Henderson
Email : complaints@kendo.org.ukplaceholder

Practices at:  tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba

 


Also National Committee Members (but listed with their Bu)…

Iaido Dojo Representatives Committee Chair:   Chris Buxton

Email:  drc.iai@kendo.org.uk

See Iaido Bu Who’s Who here

Jodo Dojo Representatives Committee Chair:  Lesley Drewe
Email: drc.jodo@kendo.org.uk

See Jodo Bu Who’s Who here

Kendo Dojo Representatives Committee Chair:  Gary O’Donnell

Email: drc.kendo@kendo.org.uk

See Kendo Bu Who’s Who here