Aikido has been central to my life, the way I think, and the work I do since I began my training over 15 years ago. Ostensibly, Aikido is a martial art, but really it is far more than this. For me Aikido is a way of life, a path I follow. It helps me to focus my energy, ground myself, relax mind and body, and strengthen myself both externally and internally.

Learning to pin, throw, immobilise or disarm have been the by products of a fascinating and challenging journey. Aikido has helped me to learn and understand some of the principles of the universe and I work continually at applying them to my daily life.

As well as continuing my regular training, I also run a Ki-Aikido club in Buckfastleigh, Devon, as part of the Association of Independent Ki Clubs. I teach classes for adults and children who range in age from 7 years old to over 60 years old. The more I benefit from the things I’ve been taught by my inspiring teachers, the more determined I become to do my utmost to pass this on. If you’re interested in learning this curious combination of art and science, please do get in touch.

You can find more about our Aikido School by visiting our website: or follow us on instagram @setsudo_ki_aikido