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Rob Yates

Robert started Aikido in 1973 under Chiba sensei as part of the Aikikai of Great Britain and continued under Kanetsuka Sensei in the BAF. Robert has travelled to Japan on numerous occasions for instruction under Doshu Ueshiba  Kisshomaru and subsequently Doshu Ueshiba  Moriteru and many senior Hombu instructors as well as many exceptional senior Japanese and British Shihans.

Robert was awarded Shodan in 1989 from Kanetsuka and Fujita Sensei and is currently Yondan since 2012.