Aikido, pronounced ‘eye-key-do’, is a martial way from Japan and is usually translated as a “way of harmonising and coordinating one’s spirit or energy”. Its origins come from the classical arts of Japanese swordsmanship, empty-hand combat, and Eastern philosophy.
Sugano sensei was a gifted teacher who had a big influence in establishing aikido in Australia. He had a unique natural ability, and a complete and compelling way of training. We were lucky enough to receive direct instruction from him and through Brisbane Aikikai under the technical lead of Chris Seto-Payne sensei.
We are profoundly grateful to DB sensei for his friendship, immeasurable generosity, continued visits and direct instruction promoting the legacy of Sugano sensei's teachings.
David Brown sensei's unique insight is unparalleled and truly inspiring. Seek him out if you're visiting Melbourne.
Shimamoto sensei personifies the beauty, dignity, kindness, gentleness and compassionate nature of zen and the arts. We are extremely lucky to be affiliated to Shosenji dojo through Bayside Budokai under the technical lead of David Kolb sensei.
We are Adam, Tom and Lynford - dedicated aikido students and long-term residents of Brisbane's northside; we strive to practice and promote the lessons from our teachers past and present. We have a non-competitive spirit but seek to maintain a balanced and supportive attitude towards practice.