We are all firmly committed to teaching O’Sensei’s Aikido.
Our instructors are Nidan (2nd Degree Blackbelt) or higher. All have had rigourous training which coupled with their experience means that you will receieve the best possible instruction. Our instructors have expereince training with high-ranking Sensei’s here and abroad. Countries they have trained in include: Japan (including the O’Sensei’s Dojo in Iwama), Malaysia and France.
Your safety is our top priority with the best practices followed to ensure your safety and longevity in training.
With over twenty years of experience in Aikido both in Australia
and abroad, a seasoned teacher committed to developing students
and promoting the art.
Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created/founded by Morihei Ueshiba Sensei (commonly referred to as O’Sensei).
it is a Samurai-based Martial Art that consists of Open-Handed, Sword, Staff & Knife Techniques.
A true self-defense, it relies on using the force and intent of the attacker against them (thereby eliminated the requirement of strength and speed to execute).
Steeped in Traditional Japanese Culture and its associated values, it is complete Martial Art or “Way”. It teaches not only the Physical (by way of techniques or “Budo”), but also Mental (meditation or “Bushin”) and Ethics/Values (warrior’s code or “Bushido”).
Due to the vast amount of students trained by O’Sensei over his long teaching career there are many branches that stem from his teachings. We Seijitsu Aikido follow those of his most senior student Morihiro Saito Sensei (who spent the most time with him on the mat). Unofficially referred to as “Iwama Style Aikido” we aim to preserve the founders O’Sensei’s teachings in their entirety as were taught to Morihiro Saito Sensei and his direct student Michael Field Sensei.
With regular attendance to class and thanks the complete system that is Aikido you are able to work on your body’s natural strength, flexibility and stamina. All without the requirement of forced strength or cardiovascular training.
Through the work done with our various techniques and excercises you are able to engage the body’s natural pressure points to naturally strengthen your body muscles and joints.
Increate your body’s pain threshold through our collection of locks and pins
Decelop your energy or “Ki” over the course of your time training, allowing your body to naturally revitilise itself. This will also give you greater clarity, concentration, perception and usable energy.
Anyobody can learn regardless of gender, age & bodytype.
In some areas, Japanese Police Officers are required to hold at least a Shodan (First-Degree Black Belt) in Aikido.
Aikido is the only Martial Art allowed in the U.S. Federal Prison System.
In a Florida court case, a man resisting arrest charged the officet involved for using excessive force when his wrist was broken during the application of an Aikido Technique. The Case reached the Florida State Supreme Court which ruled that the offender “broke his own wrist” by resisting the technique.
Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei) once pinned a Sumo Wrestler using only a single finger.
The government of Japan awarded O’Sensei both their Medal of Honor and The Order of the Rising Sun during his lifetime in recognition of the value of Aikido.
Aikido was among the first Martial Arts freed from the ban imposed on their practice by the US government after World War II.
Your arm is stronger when you relax it.
The well-known actor Steven Seagal is a 7th degree Black Belt in Aikido.
The practice of Shikko (“knee-walking”), which has become an integral part of Aikido training, was originally developed when Japanese feudal lordss required that all their followes remain on their knees whil in the lord’s presence. It later developed into a formal movement in many Samurai ceremonies.