Clydach Vale Boys' Club
73 Clydach Road
Monday And Thursday Evenings:
6.15 - 7.15 (Juniors)
7.15 -9.15 (Adults)
Saturday Mornings (Aikido Weapons Class):
9.30 - 12.30
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Hope to see you soon!
Dojo Leader Jeff Bishop
1972 - Started training in judo
1974 - Started shukukai karate
1978 - Started training in wu shu chaun, qi gung, tai chi chaun.
1983 - Started aikido training. Travelled all over UK to Seminars with Japanese instructors Saito and Yamada Sensei, (the founder of aikido's highest ranked teachers).
2000 - Awarded level 1 coaching by British Aikido
Board, and became instructor with Shin Gi Tai Aikido Society.
2001 - Graded 1st dan aikido by Soke Gwynne Jones (9th dan)
2004 - Graded 2nd dan aikido
2006 - Started training in iaido (seitei kata)
2007 - Graded 3rd dan aikido
2008 - Trained in shotokan karate. Visited Japan
and awarded DNBK 3rd dan aikido. Demonstrated aikido in 48th World Butoku-Sai in Japan and was awarded Yushu Sho for outstanding demonstration (one of seven awarded out of two hundred practitioners).
2009 - Attended elite budo seminar in Japan, one
of only two UK attendees, and along with
representatives from other countries took part in a two week intensive training seminar in traditional Japanese jujitsu and aikijujitsu. Given permission to pass on the techniques in the UK. Awarded title of Shidoin (leading teacher) by DNBK
2010 - Trained in kendo
2011 - Graded 4th dan aikido. Started training in
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu as student of Hanshi- Ho Carl Long. Opened own martial arts school teaching aikido, aikijujitsu and Iaijitsu.
2012 - Joined KNBK. Visited Japan and awarded
DNBK 4th dan aikido. Trained in jojitsu, iaiJitsu and kyudo. Demonstrated aikido at the 50th World Butoku-Sai and was awarded Yushu Sho for outstanding participation in budo.
2013 - Graded shodan-ho Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
Iaijutsu. Demonstrated aikido at the UK Botoku-Sai and Rensei Taiki, awarded Yushu-Sho for outstanding spirit in Budo.
2014 - Level 2 coaching awarded by British Aikido
Board. Permission obtained to register aikido school as an Independent member of the DNBK within the UK.
2016 - Awarded 5th Dan Aikido by DNBK, and awarded Renshi title at the World Butokusai in Kyoto, Japan. Awarded 2nd Dan Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu
Iaijutsu, Pennsylvania USA, KNBK Instructors seminar