In 1984 David Dangerfield had his first encounter with Aikido. On seeing a demonstration, he was instantly attracted by the formal and structured nature of the art, combined with its visual beauty and obvious potential effectiveness. David had already been training in various martial arts since 1974, including Shotokan Karate & Chinese boxing and had gained experience in the security industry.In 1986 he began training in Aikikai style Aikido. He learned from various instructors, most memorable were occasional seminars with Takeda Sensei. In 1990 he attained his Shodan (first degree black belt).
Aaron Williams began Aikido training in March 2001 through the “Young Warriors” high school program. Immediately […]
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Jonathan was first introduced to the Budo Arts in 1994 by Zen Master Hogan Yamahata. […]