Aikido has been central to my life, the way I think, and the work I do since I began my training nearly 20 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 clubs in Buckfastleigh and Totnes, Devon, as part of the Independent Association of Ki Clubs. I teach classes for adults and children. 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.

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