Sensei Geoff Aldridge
WAKO Qualified Coach
5th Dan Black Belt
WAKO International Qualified Referee (Ring Sports)
ECKA Class ‘A’ Referee
6 x ECKA National Champion
Geoff has been training in ECKA since 1987, gaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1992, 2nd Dan in 1998, and 3rd Dan in 2003 (with a Grade A-). In 2010 he was awarded his 4th Dan Black Belt by ECKA and in 2016 he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by WAKO GB.
Geoff is a WAKO qualified instructor in the Milton Keynes area, who has run the Bletchley club since 1999.
Geoff has been training under his instructor Sensei Dev Barrett since 1988 and has also trained with other notable instructors; Kancho Henk Kuipers, Geoff Thompson, Remy Bonjasky, Semy Schilt, Ronnie Green, Howard Brown, Ray Hoffman, Junior Anderson & Jean Frenette.
He is a full member of Sports Coach UK and has completed the following workshops:
– Introduction to Coach Management
– A Guide To Mentoring Sports Coaches
– Good Practice and Child Protection
– Coaching Children and Young People
– Working with Children
– Injury Prevention and Management
– Introduction to Sports Psychology
Geoff is fully qualified in Sports First Aid, is a Registered Coach in Milton Keynes. He has also completed a Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management with The Open University
Geoff has also a current clean Enhanced DBS check.
Geoff became an International referee in the 2006 WPKA World Championships, refereeing and judging in the Light Continuous and Semi-contact categories, including a number of World Championship finals! In 2008 he was awarded his ‘A’ class referee status from the ECKA. In 2013 he was qualified as WAKO Referee for Ring Sports (Full Contact, Low Kick and K1), in 2014 he was selected to represent Great Britain in the WAKO European Championships and again in 2015 in the WAKO World Championships where he earned his International Referee licence – class “B”.
A selection of competition results include:
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Semi Contact 2016)
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Light Continuous (2015)
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Semi Contact (2014)
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Light Continuous (2013)
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Semi Contact (2013)
– 1st – ECKA National Championships – Light Continuous (2009)
– 1st – Tipton Open – Light Continuous (2013)
– 1st – Tipton Open – Semi Contact (2013)
– 1st – ECKA Milton Keynes and Luton Open Tournament (1993)
– 1st – SKO Team Event (1992)
– 2nd – ICO British Championships (2010)
– 2nd – ECKA National Championships – Freeforms (1999)
– 2nd – ECKA National Championships (1997)
– 2nd – ECKA National Championships – Team Event (1991)
– 2nd – IKKC British Championships (1997)
– 3rd – ECKA National Championships (2002)
– 3rd – ECKA National Championships (1999)
– 3rd – ECKA Bristol Open (2002)
– 3rd – ECKA Bristol Open (1997)
– 4th – IKKC European Championships, Holland (1997)
Geoff is an Associate Instructor with The British Combat Association and has previously trained in Jujitsu, and currently holds the grade of 6th Kyu, with the British Jujitsu Association.
He also maintains the main ECKA Web site.
He can be contacted via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile phone: 07957 143912