Kiyoyuki Terada Hanshi (10th Dan) presented a banner to our dojo. In the banner Terada Hanshi asked us to “Share with the world both Martial Arts and education”.
From that moment on Aikido London created an scholastic award and bursary / scholarship for individuals in our community who will be continue their education at college or university.
Upon his passing we named this award The Amos L. Parker Shihan Citizenship Award. This award is presented to an individual who is well rounded in athletics, academia and is involved in our community.
The 2017 recipient of the Amos Parker Shihan Citizenship Award is Lukas Horton. Lukas will attend Trent University in Oshawa Ontario and is studying History.
Please join me in congratulating Lukas.