Preston Aikido Club

Lancashire Aikikai

Lancashire Aikikai
Preston Aikido Club
Sakura Dojo, 26 Winckley Square
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Contact Name : Ian Cherry
Contact Tel : 01772 863961 (H)
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CWO Name : Matthew Nunn
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Coach Level 1Young PeopleMonday ClassWednesday ClassFriday ClassAdults / Senior ClassWeapons
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Traditional Japanese Martial Art in the Heart of Preston. Training at Sakura Dojo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings.

Preston Aikido Club was established by Mr Mucha, founder of the Lancashire Aikikai and Ian Cherry (5th Dan Black Belt), the current Senior Instructor, in 1985 as part of the Lancashire Aikikai.

At first the club met in the sports hall at Lancashire Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire), but in the mid-90`s it moved to its venue at Strettle`s Martial Arts Centre on Fylde Road. In 2014 it relocated to a purpose built Sakura Dojo at 26 Winckley Square in the heart of Preston Town Centre . Preston Aikido Club is part of the Lancashire Aikikai, under the leadership of Mr Bob Spence (6th Dan).

Please visit the Lancashire Aikikai website to find out more about its history and current events, and links to other clubs in Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

Club Contact Number - 01772 201015

Training Times:

Monday6:15 PM to 7:45 PMWeapons Class
Wednesday6:15 PM to 7:45 PMGeneral Class
Friday6:15 PM to 7:45 PMBasic and Beginners

Instructors: More Instructor Details

Ian Cherry - 5th Dan
Coach Level 1 BAB 000155
Young People BAB 003826

Kannan Sundaralingam - 2nd Dan
Coach Level 1 BAB 003625

Richard Kacperek - 1st Dan
Coach Level 1 BAB 003622

Matthew Nunn - 1st Dan
Coach Level 1 BAB 003623

Michael Ormerod - 1st Dan
Coach Level 1 BAB 004347

Last Updated : 31-May-2015

Club Members: Club Members

Instructor Qualifications

Coach Level 1

The Instructor has completed the BAB Coach Level One course

Coach Level 2

The Instructor has completed the BAB Coach Level Two course

Coach Level 3

The Instructor has completed the BAB Coach Level Three course

Young Persons

The Instructor has completed the BAB Coaching Young People course. This unit is targeted for Instructors taking junior classes