Our instructor team Brian Stockwell 7th dan Brian has been training in aikido since the early 1960s He has taught throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East. He founded Tenchi Ryu in 1994 Richard Shaddick 5th dan Richard has been training with Stockwell Sensei for 20 years and runs the Iaido class on Wednesday nights at our Barnstaple dojo. Ian Castle 3rd dan Ian has been training with Stockwell Sensei for over 18 years and runs the Adult Aikido class on a Sunday morning at our Barnstaple dojo. Ray Charran 5th dan Ray has been training with Tenchi Ryu since 1994. He also has extensive experience of Karate and Kung Fu He leads the Monday evening class Dana Franks 4th dan Dana is our senior female instructor and, as well as running her own class at the Barnstaple dojo she also runs women-only classes – focusing on self-defence and confidence-building. Neil Hole 3rd dan Neil is also skilled in judo training at competition level. He instructs at our Barnstaple dojo and offers regular class cover through the week. He also teaches the juniors on Thursday evenings. Neil is one of our valued Club Welfare Officers and also contributes to the work of the Health and Safety Team. Colin Mills 5th dan Colin has been training with Stockwell Sensei for over 25 years and runs his own adult class at our Barnstaple dojo on Friday mornings. Ken Snell 4th dan Ken has been training with Stockwell Sensei for over 25 years and runs the adult class Wednesday nights at our Barnstaple dojo. Nick Brooks 2nd dan Nick leads the Thursday night junior class in Barnstaple and also teaches the Juniors on a Saturday mornings. Jonothan White 5th dan Jonothan has been training with Stockwell Sensei since the early 1990s. He has built up a thriving club in North Wales teaching both adults and juniors Geoff Murby 3rd dan Geoff runs our dojo in Torrington, and over the past 15 years he has built a thriving community club for both adults and children. He also teaches the Saturday Junior class in Barnstaple Mark Beer 5th dan Mark has been training in aikido for over 20 years. He has a passion for sword and weapons work and leads the Friday Iaido class Peter Petherick 3rd dan Peter has been training under Stockwell sensei for nearly 20 years. He instructs at our Barnstaple dojo on Monday nights and also teaches juniors on Thursdays and Saturdays.