Our Instructors

Kevan Poundes, 3rd Dan

Kevan started Aikido in Japan at the age of 8 when his parents were living in Tokyo.  He trained there for a while, long enough for him to appreciate the power and beauty of the art and inspire him to find aikido again later in his life.  He joined Milton Keynes Aikido Club in 1989 under the leadership of Alan Sanders Sensei where he was awarded his 3rd Kyu. Our club became Milton Keynes Keihatsu Aikido Club and became affiliated to Yama Arashi UK under Tom Moss Sensei.

He then trained regularly at the Phoenix Aikido Club in Coventry gaining Shodan (1st Dan) in 2000, Nidan (2nd Dan) in 2005 and Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2013 from Barbara Moss Sensei.

Over the years, Kevan has benefitted from practising with many instructors including William Smith Shihan, Haydn Foster Sensei, Frank Burlingham Sensei and Phillip Lee Sensei.  He has also attended a seminar with Steven Segal in Paris along with hundreds of other students. 

Kevan regularly instructs both adults and juniors in the Milton Keynes Club, and has done for more than fifteen years. In 2010 He became Chief Instructor of Milton Keynes Keihastu Aikido Club and is working to build links with other clubs and associations in order to expand and develop the aikido of his own skills and his students.

Catherine Hoskin, 2nd Dan

Cath started Aikido in 1999 with Milton Keynes Keihatsu Aikido Club.  She practised regularly with the Phoenix Aikido Club in Coventry, headquarters of the Yama Arashi Aikido Association UK, and gained her Shodan (1st Dan) in 2004. Tom Moss Sensei, leader of the Yama Arashi UK, was influential in her aikido development before his passing in 2003.  Over the years she has been privileged to train with many instructors and students.  Amongst her highlights would be the Lowestoft Course which took place annually for many years.  She was fortunate to learn from William Smith Shihan, Haydn Foster Sensei and Frank Burlingham Sensei on many of these courses.  Cath continued her training and in 2013 gained her Nidan (2nd Dan) from Barbara Moss Sensei of the Yama Arashi UK.

As an instructor she has experience teaching both adults and children.  She completed the British Aikido Board Coach Level 1 course in 2003 and then gained the British Aikido Board Young Persons Coaching Award in 2004.  Along with Kevan, she has coached the junior classes regularly for many years.  By trade, Cath is a teacher in a local school and has responsibilities for safeguarding of children as part of her job.  She holds the Safeguarding Designated Lead Officer qualification from the Milton Keynes Children’s Safeguarding Board as well as the Safer Recruitment qualification from the Safer Recruitment Consortium. With this knowledge and experience she is able to advise the Keihatsu Aikido Club Committee about the current legislation and protocols relating to the safeguarding of our junior students.

Currently she is the Social Secretary of the Club which enables her to organise and participate in many lively social occasions including our Halloween Hoolie, Christmas Meal and Bowling night.  She am always eager to hear ideas from our members about future social events, so please get in touch! 

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