Passing of Peter Brady Shihan
It is our sad duty to inform everyone that Peter Brady 7th Dan Shihan recently passed away.
Peter was a founder member of the UKA and before that the West Midlands Aikikai. He started his Aikido journey at East Midlands Hospital (now Heartlands) with Brian Marriott and joined the BAF through the West Midlands Aikikai in 1972.
He was renowned for his energetic technique and weapons knowledge and application - being also a 3rd Dan Iai-do practitioner through the British Kendo Association. He regularly visited Greece to teach as well as dojos through the UK and was house principal of Myo Shin Juku.
Despite his illness Peter was able to visit the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo and personally receive his 7th Dan certificate in October of last year; a testament to his strength of character.
Peter will be sorely missed not only the UKA but by other UK and international dojos. He faced his illness with great fortitude and his usual good humor and his loss is keenly felt by us all. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.