About Dynamic Aikido Nocquet

Our Pedigree

DAN follows in the footsteps on Master Andre Nocquet, one of the first non Japanese live in students of O'Sensei. That direct lineage gives us a very strong pedigree and solid link back to the founder of Aikido, O'Sensei

DAN is also a member group of the Joint Aikikai Council (JAC) who represent Aikikai Aikido in the UK. The JAC report directly to the World Aikikai Headquarters, the Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. This is under the guidance and leadership of the grandson of the founder, the current Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba

O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969)
Founder of Aikido

Master Andre Nocquet Master Andre Nocquet, 8th DAN (1914 to 1999)
Uchi Deshi to O'Sensei from 1955 to 1957

Sensei John Emmerson
5th DAN. Personal student to Master Nocquet for over 40 years

Paul Emmerson
4th DAN with over 29 years experience.