Instructors

The instructors at the Bradford Tomiki Aikido Club are:

Garrett Baxter | 5th Dan

Garrett Baxter
Garrett Baxter

Garrett (or Gaz), started Aikido in 1985 training with Chandra Kaur and Bob Jones in Bradford and Leeds before taking over as principle coach of Bradford Tomiki Aikido 25 years ago from Chandra.

Domestically Garrett has won National titles both in kata and team randori and lead the Bradford junior team to 15 national and regional titles.

An ex member of the BAA National Squad, competing as a squad member in Osaka (2001), Leeds (2003), Katsuura (2005) and captained the BAA team in Kyoto (2009). In both London (2011) and Kawasaki (2013) Garrett served as a referee.

Today, Garrett is a proud member of the Leeds Central Aikido and Bradford Aikido clubs and Youth Development Officer for the BAA. Garrett likes nothing more than seeing junior aikidoka move through the ranks to national squad level.

Phil Hargreaves | 2nd Dan

Phil Hargreaves
Phil Hargreaves

Phil has been practising Aikido for over 15 years. He has competed in 5 International Tournaments held in Japan, the UK and the USA.

In 2011 Phil was part of the BAA Squad that competed at the 9th International Tournament held in London (Brunel University).

In 2013, Phil was part of the 5 man BAA Team that won silver at the 10th International Tournament held in Kawasaki City, Japan.