Kendo Senior Grades

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

John Howell 7th Dan Kyoshi
Jock Hopson 7th Dan Kyoshi
Mike Davis 7th Dan Kyoshi
Jeff Humm 7th Dan Kyoshi
John O’Sullivan 7th Dan Kyoshi
Gary O’Donnell 7th Dan Kyoshi
Yasuyuki Hiyama 7th Dan Kyoshi
Kazuyo Matsuda 7th Dan Renshi

Kendo Bu Management Team

Kendo Bucho (Head of Bu/Faculty): Gary O’Donnell
Email: kendobucho@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Do Shin Ken Yu Kai – West Yorkshire
Art and Grade: Kendo 7th dan Kyoshi, Iaido 2nd dan, Jodo 3rd dan
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

Kendo Grading Officer: Young Park
Email: kendograding@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: London Kenyukai
Art and Grade: Kendo 5th dan
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

Kendo Events Officer: Ben Emberley
Email: kendoevents@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Mumeishi, London Kenyukai
Art and Grade: Kendo 4th Dan, Iaido 5th Dan, Jodo 3rd Dan
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

Kendo Cashier: Malcolm Smalley
Email: kendocashier@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Portsmouth Kendo Club
Art and Grade: Kendo 3rd Dan
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

National Kendo Coach: Yasuyuki Hiyama
Email: coach@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Oxford Kendo Club
Art and Grade: Kendo 7th dan Kyoshi
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

Kendo Squad Manager: Nigel Collins
Email: kendo.manager@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Shozankan Dojo
Art and Grade: Kendo 4th Dan
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba

Kendo Dojo Representatives Committee Chair: John O’Sullivan
Email: kendodrc@britishkendoassociation.com
Practices at: Reading and Sanshukan Kendo Clubs
Art and Grade: Kendo 7th Dan Kyoshi
Outside Budo: tba
A bit about me: tba