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ELKIN, JIM

(c. 1926-1983). 6th dan Tomiki Aikido, also 4th dan judo. Served in the British Royal Navy and British Internal Security Service. Began training in aikido c. 1958 under Senta YAMADA. Promoted to 1st dan by Riki KOGURE during the latter's first visit to the U. K. Secretary of the BRITISH AIKIDO ASSOCIATION from its founding; later became National Coach, and then in 1976 Chairman, a position he held until his death. Traveled to Japan on several occasions. Planned and appeared, together with Riki Kogure, in the BBC television program, The Way of the Warrior (1983), which featured TOMIKI AIKIDO.