Bob Salloway - 3rd Dan - Coach Level 3 - Pinner Aikido Club London
Bob started his Aikido around 1981, taught by Sensei Andy Wadey of Mill Hill Club who in turn was taught by Sensei Mike Smith 7th Dan (currently head of the Ju Shin Kai Aikido Association, an autonomous group within the BAA). He was awarded with his black belt in 1991. Mike subsequently formed an association outside the BAA called the Kai Shin Kai, of which the club remains a member, which awarded him his 2nd dan in 2006 and his 3rd dan in 2010. He started Pinner club in November 1995 and has been instructing ever since. He is a BAB Level 3 coach with instructor public indemnity insurance cover and holds a current TQUK Level 2 award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF).
Bob started his coaching by becoming a BAB Assistant Coach in November 1994 and holds British Aikido Board and Sports Coach UK certificates for the following modules:
BAB Cert No 000421 - CL1 - Coach Level 1.
BAB Cert No 003295 - CL2 - Coach Level 2.
BAB Cert No 002914 - CL2 - Young People.
BAB Cert No 002915 - CL2 - Protecting Children.
BAB Cert No 002916 - CL2 - Fit for Purpose.
BAB Cert No 002945 - CL2 - Practice, Skill and Techniques.
BAB Cert No 003069 - CL2 - Communication.
BAB Cert No 003246 - CL2 - Managing Risk.
BAB Cert No 003407 - CL3 - Coach Level 3.
BAB Cert No 003037 - CL3 - Equity.
BAB Cert No 003038 - CL3 - Coaching Disabled People.
BAB Cert No 003039 - CL3 - Planning for Success.
BAB Cert No 003040 - CL3 - Coaching Development.
BAB Cert No 003243 - CL3 - Mentoring Coaches.
BAB Cert No 003326 - CL3 - Event Planning and Delivery.
BAB Cert No 004131 - Coach Refresher - All Levels.
BAB Cert No 005133 - Coach Refresher - All Levels.
scUK - Positive Behaviour Management in Sport.
scUK - How to Coach Sports Effectively.
scUK - Analysing your Coaching.
scUK - Introduction to Long Term Athlete Development.
scUK - An Introduction to Core Stability.
Bob is the KSK's Webmaster and is also Coaching Administration Officer for the British Aikido Board.
"Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere. " - Morihei Ueshiba
Aikido is a modern Japanese Martial Art and is very different from disciplines such as Karate, Kick Boxing, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, BJJ, Kempo and Krav Maga where there is emphasis on kicking, punching or wrestling.
Aikido is an extremely efficient self defence (also as Self-Defence Women London) system utilising balance-taking and posture-breaking movements to achieve joint locks, pins and throws. It contains elements of Ju Jitsu, Kendo, Judo and other budo.
Aikido Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening at our Harrow dojo, and Thursday evening at our Pinner dojo in NW London. Pinner Aikido Club London is a part of the Kai Shin Kai International Traditional Aikido Association (KSK), which is a member of the British Aikido Board (BAB).
Aikido is essentially a non-violent Martial art system that encourages the avoidance of confrontation and harmony with an aggressor. The classes are well attended with Aikido students always on the mat and aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced but everyone is welcome to come along regardless of fitness or experience.
Our Aikido students work at their own pace during the training sessions and no one is forced into doing anything they are not comfortable with.
Pinner Aikido Club in London can help you achieve self-defense skills, self-esteem, confidence, and fitness. Most of all though, our classes are fun.
You do not have to be competitive or naturally athletic to take part in the Aikido class. Learning Aikido is about self-improvement and self-confidence.
Regardless of your size, body type and current level of physical ability or disability. If you are looking for a healthier, more confident way of life, then the modern art of Aikido may well be for you.