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Ian McCLarence

6th Dan, Shidoin,
(Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo)

Chief Instructor for the BAF in England


Ian McClarence is the Chief Instructor for the B.A.F in England. Ian was promoted to 6th Dan at the Kagami ceremony at Hombu in January 2008.

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Ian has been studying Aikido for 35 years training under Chiba Sensei from 1969 to 1975. Ian has been training under Kanetsuka Sensei since 1975 and is the chief instructor at the Seishinkan Dojo near Newcastle.

As Principal Instructor for England Ian has been instrumental in developing the Shidoin Course Programme which targets the preparation of students for grading examinations and to help the development of club instructors in line with BAF Technical Direction.

Ian undertakes Aikido courses around the UK and Ireland.