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Kendo Senior Grades

There are currently six seventh dan kendoka who are members of the BKA.  They are:

  • John Howell 7th Dan Kyoshi (1994)
  • Jock Hopson 7th Dan Kyoshi (1994)
  • Mike Davis 7th Dan Kyoshi (1998)
  • Terry Holt 7th Dan Renshi (1999)
  • Geoff Salmon  7th Dan Kyoshi (2013)
  • Jeff Humm 7th Dan Renshi (2008)

Kendo Bu Management Team

 

Kendo Bucho (Head of Bu/Faculty) – John O’Sullivan

Email: kendo.bucho@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade:  (6th) Rokudan, Renshi

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


placeholderKendo Grading Officer – John Gale
Email: kendo.grading@kendo.org.uk

Practices at:tba

Art and Grade: tba

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba

Kendo Events Officer – Stephen Martin

Email: kendo.events@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Sanshukan

Art and Grade: 2nd Dan

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


 

 

Mano Takashi

National Kendo Coach – Mano Takashi sensei
Email (Currently Inactive): kendo.coach@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: tba

Art and Grade: 6th dan

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


 

Sean Starr

Kendo Squad Manager – Sean Starr
Email: kendo.manager@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Nagamitsu

Art and Grade: 4th Dan

Outside Budo: tba

A bit about me: tba


 

Gary O'Donnell

Kendo Dojo Representatives Committee Chair:  Gary O’Donnell
Email: drc.kendo@kendo.org.uk

Practices at: Do Shin Ken Yu Kai – West Yorkshire
Art and Grade:  I have practiced Kendo, Iaido and Jodo over the year’s achieving grades in all three. I particularly enjoy Kata training. I also practice kenjutsu: Mizoguchi Ha Itto Ryu, Niten Ichi Ryu,Shinto Ryu and even a little Ona Ha Itto ryu on occasions.

Outside Budo:  In my spare time I am a school teacher: Design & Technology with ICT

A bit about me: I started my kendo training in 1980 and have been involved on and off (Mostly off) with the national squad on several occasions over the years. I have lost track of the numerous competitions and events that I have taken part in over the years (I have a draw full of medals and cups of all shapes and sizes).

More recently I have focussed mainly but not exclusively on refereeing and am currently the chair of the DRC.