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Andy Watson

Andy Watson

Jodo Bucho (Head of Bu/Faculty): Andy Watson
Email: jodo.bucho@kendo.org.uk
Practices at: Seishinkan Dojo, Ealing
Art and Grade:  Iaido 5th dan; Jodo 5th dan
Outside Budo:  Director, Sim Energy Ltd Environmental Consultants

A bit about me:  I have been practicing Iaido and Jodo since 1995 while living in Japan for two years. I became Jodo Bucho in 2007 and have been on the European Championship national squad every year since 2000. I am very keen on developing the coaching programme in the BKA and expanding the training of Jodo Koryu in the UK.


Jodo Events Officer: William Heal
Email: jodo.events@kendo.org.uk

William Heal

William Heal

Practices at: Kashiwa Dojo, SW London.

Art and Grade: Jodo—1st dan, Iaido—2nddan, Kendo—Ikkyu

Outside Budo: I am a scientist with 14 years of experience in chemistry research, now working in science management at a major London university. I am a keen amateur photographer, hobbyist carpenter and occasional guitarist.
A bit about me: I have been studying Japanese martial arts since 1996, but only within the BKA for the last 4 years under Vito Tattoli Sensei. I have represented GB on the iaido squad and have a level 1 coaching qualification.

 


placeholderJodo Grading: Harry Jones
3 Murdoch House, Moodkee Street, London, SE16 7BJ United Kingdom (U.K.)
Email: jodo.grading@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


Alan Nash

Alan Nash

Jodobu Squad Trainer: Alan Nash
Email: jodo.coach@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Seishinkan Swindon

Art and Grade: Jodo 6th dan and Iaido 6th dan Renshi and a lowly 3rd kyu kendo

Outside Budo: Electrical mechanical maintenance engineer for Mitie Engineering Maintenance

A bit about me:  I have been practising since 1987, was served on the BKA committee for 11 years as Other member and bucho.   Have been Jodo squad manager for 3 years, and have competed at national level and international level since 1993.


Jodobu Squad Manager: George Valkov

George Valkov

George Valkov

Email: bkajodosquadmanager@gmail.com

Practices at: Seishinkan Ealing

Art and Grade: Iaido 4th dan, Jodo 4th dan

Outside Budo: Trader in an international steel trading company based in London

A bit about me: Worked overseas for the same company since 1995, relocated to London in 2002, started practicing Iaido and and Jodo in 2004.

 


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

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba