Aiki Ten Shin Sho Kai has been teaching in Brisbane and Bristol since 1988.
It is a traditional Japanese martial arts school based on the principle of Aiki or blending with energy.
Both open hand and weapons forms are taught.
The primary purpose of the School is to provide a vehicle for self transformation; a new way of ‘seeing’ through the practice of a martial discipline.
It is not a sport nor a competitive art, so whilst it is extremely effective as a self defence, if you are after a quick and easy way to learn to ‘fight’, then this is not the School for you.
If, instead, you are looking for a more comprehensive approach, then Aiki Ten Shin Sho Kai offers a practical life philosophy as expressed through Japanese Budo.
Yumiko has been living in Brisbane in beautiful Queensland – Australia for the past 37 years.
She is a member of the International Sumi-E Association and has studied Sumi-E for over 10 years.
She is also a master practitioner of Shodo (Japanese Caligraphy) with in excess of 18 years experience.
Gallery Shin is a new boutique art gallery specializing in Japanese ceramics and antiques at 354 Montague Rd, West End
The gallery features contemporary Aritaware, indigo cloth, exquisite teas and vessels and Meiji woodblocks.
The Gallery also hosts workshops and events relating to Japanese culture, including upcoming workshops on Kimono and woodblock printing.
The Gallery also boasts a small cafe, where guests can enjoy a cup of iced green tea on the terrace, served in cool Arita porcelain.