BAB Finance Officer – Daniel Easton
“Dan has been practicing Aikido for over 15 years, initially studying with Piers Cooke Sensei (7th Dan), but now also with Philip Smith Shihan (7th Dan). He currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan through Aikido for Daily Life and 1st Dan with the Aikikai, Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.
Dan Sensei has also achieved 2nd Dan in Shinkage-ryu Yamamoto-ha Iaijutsu, which he has been studying for the last 5 years – a relatively unknown style of Iaijutsu that was practiced by Morihei Ueshiba. Shinkage-ryu Yamamoto-ha Iaijutsu is a branch of Shin Shin Muso Shinkage-ryu (http://shinkageryu-budoujyo.com/) and includes both armed and unarmed combat in its curriculum.
Dan leads a “normal” life outside of martial arts practice and BAB related work, enjoying long walks in the countryside with his two dogs and lovely wife/Aikido widow, holidays, football, swimming and propping up bars.”