The North Cotswolds Aikido Club is part of the Kai Shin Kai organisation.
Our aim is to run the club within a friendly environment without the machoism generally perceived of martial arts clubs. Aikido is suitable for women & men, young or old (14 years minimum). No martial art experience is required although some members do practice (or have practiced) other arts such as karate, judo, taekwondo and kickboxing.
Graham Cossey (3rd dan)
In his early twenties Graham achieved the grade of 1st kyu (brown belt) in Taekwondo before stopping training due to injury. He started his aikido training in 2002 at the Bicester Aikido Club which was headed at the time by sensei Vincent Sumpter (6th dan). Following sensei Vincent's relocation in 2005 the club has been under the guidance of sensei Martyn Tyas (4th dan).
Graham was awarded his black belt in February 2009 during a visit to KSK Italy (Yomi Shin Tai) and his 2nd dan in April 2011.
Graham founded the North Cotswolds Aikido Club in 2012.
In April 2018 Graham achieved the rank of 3rd dan.