Allan Tattersall - British Iaido Association Vice Chairman

Allan Tattersall

Sensei Allan Tattersall started his Iaido training in 1984 at the age of 50. He began by learning some of the Yoshin Ryu kata. The following year he attended a British Kendo Association seminar in the south of England. He also contacted Fujii Okimitsu Sensei, and trained under his guidance in Darford.

In 1987 Allan was awarded the grade of Shodan by the British Kendo Association, and continued his training under Sensei Haruna, Oshita, and Fujii. This involved travelling to Japan to train with Sensei Mano, and Haruna.

In 1991 he was awarded the grade of Yondan with the British Kendo Association. He continued his training and in 1994 attended a Taikai in London with the Dai Nippon Butokukai who later awarded him the grade of Nanadan. From here he went on to gain Hachidan status at the world Taikai in Manchester, and in 2002 was awarded Hanshi in Kyoto. His Ju Jitsu style was also sesignated Myoshin Ryu by the Dai Nippon Butokukai.

At the European Taikai in Portugal in 2005, Allan was awarded 6th Dan Kyoshi Iaido, this was confirmed again in Brussels in 2006

His credentials include:

  • Hachidan - Hanshi Ju Jitsu.
  • Kaicho Moshin Ryu.
  • Kyoshi Iaido.
  • Yondan Kobudo.
  • Sandan Aikido.
  • Sandan Aikijitsu.
  • Shodan Karate.

Sensei Tattersall has also taught in many countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Romania, the USA, and the UK.