My name’s Mark and I’ve been chair of the UKA since 2018 and I’m a 3rd dan Fukushidoin. My aikido career started in 1991 in Bristol and I subsequently clubs in Port Talbot, London and now run a club in Bedford. We’ve ridden out Covid well and I’m passionate about seeing more growth in the UKA, we’ve had a few new clubs recently and would love to see more.
Off the mat, I work for a global IT company specialising in end user computing and user experience. Im a keen scuba diver and live just outside Bedford with my partner, our daughter and dog.
UKA GENERAL SECRETARY
Hi my name is Richard and I’ve just started in the General Secretary role. I’m 5th Dan Fukushidoin and been practicing Aikido for 26 years, my club is located in Shrewsbury Shropshire.
My passion for Aikido is in making practicing fun and inclusive, a mat where we balance the traditional values with a hectic modern world.
My day job is in the medical industry working for a global manufacturer, and other hobbies include Skiing and travelling. I live in Shropshire with my wife, Son and Dog
Hi, my name is Martin Dumont and I’m the UKA Treasurer.
I Started aikido in 1985 and joined the UKA in 2000.
I’m currently retired but spent my working life in Public Sector Housing as a Tenant Participation officer helping residents set up their own management co-operatives.
I live in a housing co-op in NE London and have been part of the volunteer management structure since 1984.
I’m a big cycling fan and enjoy doing my own repairs and maintenance.