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Robson - Martial Arts Instructor - Nottingham, UK

Ken Robson

Nottingham, UK


Royal Air Force Pilot flying first various marks of Canberra and then moving on to the Tornado F3 at RAF Leeming until the Sqn Disbanded. Secondary duties mainly centered around Combat Survival and Rescue. Left the military in 1997 after 22 years service.

Early during my military career I attained Shodan at Wado Ryu Katate under Gordon Ward. Sensei Walter Seaton included me in the under 21 Squad to compete at home international level.

While at RAF Wyton I came under the influence of Alex Barroman and studied Lau Gar Kung Fu but was posted before I could reach Black Sash.

At RAF Chivenor I met Sensei Eddy Stratton and here is where my association with Aikido began. After attaining Shodan I was posted to RAF Leeming when I started my own classes.

After leaving the Military I was employed as a head of retail for a short period before joining the ranks of the "Men in Black" and engaged in corporate training and team building.

In 2000 I was made head of the Shudokan Institute of Aikido international.

In 2000 I parted company with Men in Black to open a full time Aikido School. This school has become an internationally recognised award winning school. In my capacity as consultant to EFC UK my school is recognised as a school of excellence and is used as a model to help EFC clients build their own successful martial arts business.


Martial Arts Instructor

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


Educational Funding Company

January 2008 - January 2008

I act as an executive consultant to the EFC UK. Advising and assisting new Martial Arts School owners.

School Owner

Shudokan Black Belt Academy

January 2000 - January 2000

The Shudokan Black Belt Academy is the premier professional Aikido school in the UK. An internationally recognised award winning school. The Academy is Sport England recognised and CLUBMARK accredited


Royal Air Force

February 1977 - March 1997

RAF Henlow OCTU Feb 77 - Sep 77
RAF Linton 1 FTS Sep 77 - Feb 79
RAF Valley 4 FTS April 79 - Sep 79
RAF Finningly 6 FTS Sep 79 Feb 80
RAF Marham 231 OCU Mar 80 - Jun 80
RAF Wyton 360 Sqn Jun 80 - Oct 84
RAF Wyton 100 Sqn Oct 84 - Mar 86
RAF Chivenor TWU Apr 86 - Mar 88
RAF Leeming Ops Mar 88 - Nov 88
RAF Conningsby 229 OCU Nov 88 - Mar 89
RAF Leeming 23 Sqn Apr 89 - Mar 97

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