Teacher Profiles

Dave Fanning Sensei

Iaido 5th dan (EKF); Jodo 5th dan (EKF)
Iaido level 1 Regional Coach; jodo & kendo level 1 Coach (BKA)
Enhanced DBS; First-aid; Ofsted accredited child worker
Dave Fanning Sensei has been studying under Bean Sensei since 1997, after attending one of his Morley College iaido classes. Since 2005 he has also been teaching children iaido and jodo at Hagakure Shonen dojo, with his partner, Gill Wacey. Over the years he has represented Great Britain at the European Iaido and Jodo Championships on several occasions.
Dave has acted alternately as both the iaido-bu and jodo-bu (departments’) Grading Officer and is currently the Secretary of the British Kendo Association.

Gill Wacey Sensei

Iaido 5th dan (BKA); Jodo 3rd dan (BKA)
Iaido and jodo level 1 coach (BKA)
Enhanced DBS; First-aid; Ofsted accredited child worker
Gill Wacey Sensei has been studying under Bean Sensei since 2003, after attending one of his Morley College jodo class. Since 2005 she has also been teaching children iaido and jodo at Hagakure Shonen dojo, with her partner, Dave Fanning. Over the years she has represented Great Britain at the European Jodo Championships on several occasions.