The British Aikido Federation is proud to announce the instructors for this year’s annual Summer School for August 18th – 25th.

Visiting Instructor

Representing Doshu & Hombu Dojo

Yukimitsu Kobayashi Shihan 7th Dan

Yukimitsu KOBAYASHI Shihan 7th Dan
Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo. Hombu Dojo Instructor

Resident Instructors

Minoru KANETSUKA Shihan 7th Dan

Minoru KANETSUKA Shihan 8th Dan
Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo/Technical Director BAF

Matthew HOLLAND Shihan 7th Dan

Matthew HOLLAND Shihan 7th Dan
Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo/Scottish Aikido Federation

Don MORGAN Shihan 6th Dan
Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo/Chief Instructor (Wales) BAF

Ian McCLARENCE Shihan 6th Dan
Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo/Chief Instructor (England) BAF


Senior Instructors of the British Aikido Federation

Contact Us

If you have queries regarding any aspect of the BAF Summer School please do not hesitate to contact us via the following:

Summer School Organisers

Tel: +44(0)1928 723500

Chester University

University of Chester
Parkgate Road
01244 511000

Information Links

Below is a summarised list of links from this site plus others that may be of use:


University of Chester

The venue for Summer School, the University of Chester, has been home to this event for many years and provides excellent facilities for both training and relaxing alike.

Historic Chester

While attending Summer School why not take some time out to visit the historic City of Chester, with the city centre only a 5 minute walk from the College campus.

Chester’s Roman remains, the city walls, the River Dee and historic galleries of exclusive shops are well known tourist attractions. The City also offers a wide range of activities and venues for lunchtime and evening entertainment.