Ian Grant Sensei

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Aikido Warrior Dojo.

Aikido Warrior Dojo is a not for profit martial arts school committed to providing affordable high quality Aikido training and instruction.  We also run an Aiki weapons program for students interested in studying traditional Japanese sword arts.

Our dojo is located at Arana Hills in the north western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia.

For those not familiar with Aikido, it is a Japanese martial art founded in the 1900’s by Master Morihei Ueshiba (also known as O’sensei).

Aikido Warrior Dojo - Bokken kataAikido uses parrying and traditional sword based movements, combined with principles of maintaining and taking balance, to dispel and redirect an attacker’s force.  When done proficiently,  Aikido does not require the use of muscular strength or size advantage to address an attack.

All classes are taught in a non-competitive supportive environment with an emphasis on studying the fundamental principals that underpin Aikido.

One of the benefits of Aikido is that it can be practised well into advanced years.  Further, most former (and present) practitioners of other martial arts generally have no issues  chicko-senseitransitioning to it. This is particularly so for those with a background in Judo, Jujitsu or like arts.

Our dojo is a Fudoshin dojo operating under the guidance and mentorship of  Chicko Xerri Sensei, 6th dan AKI (Aikikai), Tokyo.  Chicko Sensei has been practising and teaching Aikido for more than 40 years and is endorsed by Doshu Ueshiba.

Aikido warrior Dojo classOur dojo is located at the Arana Hills Uniting Church Community Hall.  The street address is the corner of Alstonia and Cestrum Streets, Arana Hills. The off street car park is in Cestrum Street and is directly in front of the entry to the dojo (see map).

Classes are held on Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.00pm  and 10.00 am – 11.30am on Saturday mornings. Classes are $10.  Beginners are always welcome, as are practioners from other Aikido schools and martial art systems.  For further information on our classes see here.

We look forward to meeting you.

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo

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