Ray Dolphin, Kyoshi 7 dan, has been the Chairman of the United Kingdom Kyudo Association and the Shidosha (instructor) for the London Kyudo Society and its affiliated dojo since September 2015. Dolphin sensei runs a dojo in Essex and leads the practice in London twice a month.
After starting Kyudo practice in 1985 at the Meishin Dojo in Kent, Ray Dolphin (left in this photograph) joined LKS in 1992 to train under O´Brien sensei who had returned from Japan.
He has attended international Kyudo seminars in Europe and Japan since 1988. These are led by the most experienced senior Japanese instructors. He has visited Japan regularly since the mid 1990s.
He visited Stockholm for over ten years to lead seminars for the Swedish National association.
He is currently the Taikai Coordinator of the European Kyudo Federation, a members of the EKF Kyoshikai and a Board Member of the International Kyudo Federation.