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Sensei John Bell (5th Dan)

Sensei Bell's interest in martial arts began in 1959 when he commenced training in Judo, at the Greenford Judo Cub, under Sensei Len Crewe 3rd Dan.

In 1977 Sensei Bell found Aikido and begun his training under Sensei Bill McGovern at the former EYJ School of Aikido, gaining his 1st Dan in 1983 and 2nd Dan in 1988

Sensei Bell has been Sempai since 1982 and is a BAB Senior Coach, regularly teaching at a range of internal and external courses.

Sensei Bell was promoted to 5th dan by Sensei Sheppard in September 2007.

In 2009 Sensei Bell received the London Federation of Sport and Recreation Silver Award for 20 years Voluntary Service to Sport.

Sensei Bell is also Sempai to the home Dojo.