Club 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 London (2011), Kawasaki (2013), London (2017) and San Diego (2019) Garrett served as a referee.

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

Kally Shergill | 2nd Dan

Kally Shergill

Kally took up Aikido late in life after watching his both children train in Aikido. He’s been coach at Bradford Tomiki Aikido for over 10 years.

Rajdeep Shergill | 1st Dan

Rajdeep started his Aikido career when he was just 5 years old. Rajdeep won tiltes in each of the junior age groups and was a member of the club during the period when the Bradford Club won a number of national and regional titles.

He has won kata titles at the U19 European Championship, ETAN European Open Championships and UK Nationals.

As a member of the BAA National Squad, Rajdeep competed in London (2019) and Oska (2019).