About Kim

Kim Bull – Your BCU Level 5 Coach

Kim Bull: BCU Level 5 Sea Kayak and Open Canoe Coach

Kim provides coaching and training for people who really want to excel in open canoe, sea kayak and inland kayak.  He been paddling for over twenty years and is a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Open Canoe Coach, a Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach and a Level 4 Inland Kayak Coach.  As well as having a passion helping others to improve their own personal skills he is also a BCU Coach Educator, a UKCC BCU Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Course Director and a UKCC BCU Level 3 Core and Discipline Specific Tutor.

Kims coaching is unique.  He has a Degree in Sports Science and a particular interest in the application of sports psychology to paddlesport.  He is a Neuro Linguistic Programming  (NLP) Trainer and blends his specialist skills and experience from this area into our world of paddlesport coaching.

He is a ‘Technical Advisor’, employed by outdoor centres to provide expertise and advice on good practice and safety in all aspects of canoeing and kayaking.

You’ll often see Kim paddling for fun – on rivers, lakes or the sea throughout the UK, and you may even meet him abroad as his paddling has taken him to the white water of  Europe and the seas of Norway and Alaska.

A BCU Level 5 Coach

A BCU Level 5 Coach

Kim is here to help you.  He believes that everyone should have the information to help them improve.  He is a regular contributor and coach on the symposium circuit, and will continue to post resources here for your free use.

Whatever your paddling needs are, please get in touch.

For more information on coaching and courses please contact Kim at

Open canoe, sea kayak and white water courses and coaching, 1:1 and group workshops, BCU Training and Assessments in Northumberland and the North East.

5 Responses to About Kim

  1. Rhid Nugent at #

    Hi Kim, I am very interested in finding out more about NLP – could you direct me to and useful courses or reading materials.

    Many thanks’


  2. Kim at #

    Hi Rhid,
    I’m planning an ‘NLP for Paddlers’ weekend for later this year. One of the easiest books to use is the NLP for Dummies book – and keep an eye out for future articles on this site too!

  3. Hello Kim,

    Any update on the NLP for paddlers weekend?


  4. Kim at #

    Hi Liam,
    Dates are coming soon – I’ll make sure I send them to you.
    Very best regards,

  5. Imogen at #

    Hi Kim,
    I was thinking about booking onto one of your courses but was wondering if you could give more specific locations then Northumberland and the North East,

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