KYU SHIN KAN
Leicester Aikido Dojo
PETER BROWN SHIHAN
Dojo Cho Kyu Shin Kan Omeikai.
Began Aikido in Leicester at Secular Hall Dojo in 1966 at the age of 9 years old.
I have received regular instruction from
Sensei F Brown (1966 - 1979)
Sensei W Smith (1987 - 2008)
For the period 1966 - 1977 we received regular instruction from Chiba Sensei.
In 1978 I became one of the founder members of Leicester Aikido Society, also at this time I was awarded Shodan, by Sensei F Brown.
From 1979 - 1987 became Chief Instructor of the Leicester Aikido Society, taking classes four times a week at the Judokwai in Leicester.
In 1987 joined the United Kingdom Aikikai, under the instruction of Sensei W Smith.
2009 was a special year for me, along with 2 of my senior students I had the honour to train in Kimori Dojo, Nagoya under the direction of my Sensei, Sawada Shihan, since that meeting I became a student of Aikido again, one of the main lessons I have learned is that my weapon work should compliment my Tai-jutsu training.
Shodan: 19th April 1988
Nidan: 18th May 1989
Sandan: 8th March 1992
Yondan: August 1996
Godan: 24th March 2002
Rokudan: 31st January 2010
7 – 七 段 NANADAN – The Seventh DAN January 2022
B.A.B. coach August 1990
April 21st 1996 qualified as a children's coach.
Became senior coach in 1996.
Promoted to Shidoin on 23rd January 2000.
Promoted to Shihan January 2017.
At present I am instructing twice a week at St Matthew's sports hall, and Secular hall Dojo also instructing at weekend seminars throughout the year.
We received the name Kyu Shin Kan in 1989.
In the year 2023 I have been an Aikido student for 57 years