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PAYNE, ROGER

(b. 13 September 1949 - Portsmouth U.K.). 6th Dan Aikido, Kyoshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai. Began Martial Arts training in Shotokan Karate in 1964. Began aikido training as part of a group formed by Kenshiro ABBE. Founded The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School (Dai Nippon Butoku Kai of Mid Sussex) located in Mid Sussex which offers instruction in aikido, iaido, karate and judo. Official Representative of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (Greater Japan Martial Virtues Society) International Division in the United Kingdom, holder of "Shorei Sho" (Commending Performance) from DNBK Butoku Sai, Kyoto & DNBK "Koro Sho" (Distinguished Service & Dedication Award).