Meet the Team

Andy Hathaway

Andy Hathaway

Dojo cho
6th Dan Aikikai
Andy Hathaway is a long standing and highly experienced teacher of Aikido. He holds the rank of 6th dan from the World Aikido Federation.

Because of his experience he adapts his teaching style to the specific needs of the student when he meets them.
Paddy Bergin

Paddy Bergin

Senior Instructor
5th Dan Aikikai
Paddy is a 5th degree black belt, a long term Aikidoka and communication skills specialist (master NLP practitioner). He brings the latter skills to the very effective teaching of Aikido.

Paddy has an adaptive style based on close observation of the students, both very easy going and very effective.
Janice Hemmings

Janice Hemmings

Senior Instructor
5th Dan Aikikai
Janice is a 5th degree black belt who has an immense knowledge of Aikido including direct training under the late Morihiro Saito sensei. Janice is a British Aikido Board coach level 2, and is the BAB Coach Liaison Officer and Association Tutor for UKTAF. Janice runs the dojo website and youtube channel.

Janice brings a powerful no-nonsense approach to the teaching of Aikido.

Phil Croskin

Instructor
4th Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Allan Cowie

Instructor
4th Dan
Allan is a 4th degree black belt with large experience of Aikido. His sociable character means that he runs the Acton (West London) class on a very friendly basis, while at the same time vigorously pursuing the essence of Aikido.

Allan provides gentle but effective coaching.

Nick Regnier

Instructor
3rd Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Matthew Huggins

Instructor
3rd dan Aikikai
Matthew has practiced Aikido for a surprisingly long time considering his young years. He has developed a profound technical base and brings dynamism and insight to his teaching.

Matthew teaches in a dynamic and affable manner with the emphasis on breakfalls and basic technique.

Aya Phipps

Instructor
3rd Dan Aikikai
Allan is a 4th degree black belt with large experience of Aikido. His sociable character means that he runs the Acton (West London) class on a very friendly basis, while at the same time vigorously pursuing the essence of Aikido.

Allan provides gentle but effective coaching.

Richard Madden

Student
2nd Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Keith Bentley

Student
2nd Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Colin Langlais

Instructor
2nd dan
Colin is a long term Aikido practitioner and trainer with a friendly, reassuring and sensitive manner

A careful sympathetic structured approach to Aikido

Batu Onver

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

David Soroko

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
David finds deep satisfaction in practising Aikido which stretches him both physically and mentally.

David has a cheerful approach in training and conveys his enthusiasm when he teaches.

Greg Creese

Instructor
1st Dan Aikikai
Greg is a very amiable and sociable person who teaches in a very inspiring and sympathetic manner.

Greg teaches by clearly showing simple things with lots of analogies.

Jo Wheeler

Instructor
1st Dan Aikikai
Jo is a practical down to earth person who brings a very clear insight into teaching Aikido.

Jo teaches by precise demonstration supplemented with encouraging positive comment.

Jochen Encke

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Jochen has been an Aikido student for a long time. He is particularly fascinated how Aikido can touch our life and transform us far beyond the physical training.

Jochen loves to share how Aikido – and through it life in general – can be a joyful experience.

John Classey

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Joe Sealy

Instructor
1st Dan Aikikai
Joe is a friendly, thorough and precise practitioner of Aikido.

Joe teaches by clear presentation of solid basic Aikido.

Michael O'Neill

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Sam Akopian

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Simon Beer

Student
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Steven Mooten

Instructor
1st Dan Aikikai
Awaiting further information.

Maciek Bojan

Instructor
1st Dan
Awaiting further information.
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