Ian Grant (Dojo Cho)
Ian first started training in martial arts some 40 years ago when he was 11 years old. A former Judoka before moving to Aikido, Ian prefers his Aikido to be dynamic, fun and with an emphasis on martial integrity and relaxed centred power.
Ian has a particular interest in exploring Aikido as a martially valid internal martial art. His classes place a high emphasis on the fundamental principles that underpin Aikido practice, as well as ukemi (the art of receiving a technique).
Peter studied Aikido at the Griffith Aikido Institute prior to joining our dojo as a founding member.
Peter has strong views that Aikido should offer students a complete system of self-defence and be trained as a martially valid form of budo. To this end, Peter’s classes emphasise the importance of atemi (striking) and balance taking.
Peter also has a particular interest in the study of kokyu ho and its role in developing martially powerful applications.