Instructors

Sensei Colman Glynn – 6th Dan, Shidoin (Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo)

Colman started practicing aikido in 1985 in Ireland under John Rogers (Shihan 7th Dan). In 1989 he joined the Ryushinkan dojo in London under Minoru Kanetsuka (Shihan 8th Dan) and trained there frequently until Kanetsuka sensei passed away in 2019.  Colman was awarded 1st Dan in 1991 and currently holds the rank of 6th Dan. He is a Shidoin (national coach) in the BAF, a certified level 2 coach, and a member of the BAF Technical and Grading Committee.  Colman opened the Greenwich dojo in 2004 and has travelled to Japan to train at the Hombu Dojo.

Sensei Glynn

Derrick Norton (3rd Dan)

Derrick started practicing aikido in 1986 in Leeds under Ken Marsden (Shihan 6th Dan). In 1988 he joined the Ryushinkan dojo in London under Minoru Kanetsuka (Shihan 8th Dan) and was awarded 1st Dan in 1996. Derrick currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan and is a certified level 2 coach. He joined the Greenwich dojo at its inception in 2004 and has travelled to Japan to train at the Hombu Dojo.

Adam Walsh (3rd Dan)

Adam started practicing aikido in 2000 in Kingston upon Thames under Peter Novak (2nd Dan) and later trained at Ryushinkan. He joined the Greenwich dojo in 2007 and was awarded 1st Dan in 2009. Adam currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan and is a certified level 2 coach.