Our Instructors

Welcome our permissions page for Lancashire Aikikai Instructors who are authorised to take classes without supervision.

The Aikikai believes all such Instructors should:

  • hold a Governing Body coaching award,
  • be a Dan Grade in Aikido,
  • be First Aid qualified,
  • hold appropriate insurance,
  • be DBS checked in accordance with Child Protection policy where they take classes involving under 18s and
  • be authorised to take classes by our Head of Association - also validating all the elements listed above are current.

Those given Permission to Teach classes unsupervised in the Lancashire Aikikai are listed on this webpage.

The BAB website lists our members who hold their coaching award.



Permission to take classes unsupervised till

Andrew Baird

May 2019

Susan Baird

May 2019

Dave Barber

May 2019

John Brooke

Apr 2019

Algy Cole

Sept 2018

Chris Cook

Dec 2019

Marco Ford

Sep 2020

Wayne Gaunt

Sep 2018

John Perry


Lawrence Robinson

Oct 2018

Wendy Wallace

Jul 2018

Hephzi Yohannan

Dec 2019