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Roy Sheppard John Bell Mary Iddols Gary Perrin Leslie White - Club Patron Bill McGovern - Club Founder Chris Roworth Guest Instructor - Jeremy Williams Kurai Aikido Secretary - Keith Holland Other Instructors
2010 Courses List & Dates Click on each course for more details Feb 28th Traditional Aikido Ryu Open Course Apr 17th - 18th Meeting of Minds Open Course 2nd May Joint Kurai Aikido/Wado Kai Karate June 18th - 20th Aikikai Course with Doshu, Waka Sensei & Other Honbu Sensei July 3rd - 4th & 5th Cinque Ports Open Course Aug 7th Koshinkan Open Course Sept 4th UK Shinwakai Association Open Course Oct 9th British Aikido Board National Course Oct 30th Kurai Aikido Open Course
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Photos from EYJ Kurai-Wado-Gallery Kurai Open 2004 BAB 2004 Cinque Ports 2005 Kurai Open 2005 Carol Heap Memorial Course 2008 Meeting of Minds Course 2008 Shinwakai 2008 Cinque Ports 2008 Kurai Open 2008 TAR Open 2009 Meeting of Minds Course 2009 Shinwakai 2009 Cinque Ports 2009 Koshinkan 2009 BAB National Course 2009
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Sensei Leslie White (6th dan)

For some years Sensei White has supported the development, of Kurai, regularly attending training sessions and courses, and in March 2003 was delighted to become our Patron.

Sensei White began his study of Aikido in April 1962 at the Abbe School of Budo ("The Hut"), which was founded by Sensei Kenshiro Abbe 8th Dan.

His instructor was Sensei Ken Williams, who was also the national coach for Great Britain. He subsequently continued his studies under Sensei Haydn Foster.

Sensei White was graded 1st Dan by Sensei Nakazono in 1965 and 2nd Dan by Sensei noro in 1971. He is one of the few Uk students to hold a certificate of dan grade signed by Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. ( click her for certificate).

Sensei White has met and trained with many Aikido masters from around the world, and as a Senior BAB Coach regularly teaches traditional style aikido at courses throughout the UK.

Sensei White was the founder of the Traditional Aikido Ryu, and for many years its Chief Technical Instructor. In Sept 2005 Sensei White was appointed as President of TAR.

Sensei White was awarded 6th Dan (Traditional Aikido) in July 2001.

He now lives and teaches in Cornwall, but continues to visit "his clubs" in the south