Malvern Aikido Club were sad to see the passing of Sensei Steve Roe in May 2019.

Sensei Steve had an exemplary practice in Aikido. Steve started training in Aikido in 1998 with Brian Smith Sensei at Swansea University Aikido Club prior to joining Malvern Aikido Club in 2001. He trained for many years with Senseis Ian Hollman, Paul Adkins and Matt Pilott.

Steve regularly travelled to other aikido dojos to broaden his experiences and understanding. Steve has also trained in Karate-do-Shotokai under Master Mitsusuke Harada for three years.

Steve achieved the grade of Shodan 初 from Shihan Yukimitsu Kobayashi in August 2016.

A Japanese Maple tree was planted in his memory at Rodway Hall.