Aikido is a fun and very useful martial arts self-defence system that will teach you how to control conflict calmly and peacefully. Aikido is also a non-aggressive martial art which teaches you self-defence, calmness, confidence and awareness. Griffith Aikido trains in the art of Yuishinkai style.
Griffith Aikido has two locations:
- Everton Hills (Brisbane north) 135a Olearia Street West, Everton Hills, Qld, and
- Griffith Nathan Campus (Brisbane south): Nathan Sports Centre (N36) Recreation Road, Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Everton Hills session times are:
Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm Aikikids 5-13 yrs
Monday 6:45pm-8:45pm General All Grades
Wednesday 6:45pm-8:45pm General All Grades
Saturday 9:00am-10:00am Aikikids 5-13 yrs
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm General All Grades
Nathan Campus session times are:
Tuesday 6:45pm-8:45pm Adults All Grades
Thursday 6:45pm-8:45pm Adults All Grades
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm Adults All Grades
Aikido is non-competitive, non-reliant on physical strength and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is known for its flowing style using the attacker’s energy rather than fighting against it and for providing mental and physical coordination and balance.
Aikido Yoshinkan (合気道 養神館 Aikidō Yōshinkan lit. “Aikido Cultivating the Spirit School”) is a style of aikido founded by Gozo Shioda (1915–1994) after World War II.
Yoshinkan Aikido is often called the “hard” style of aikido because the training methods are a product of the gruelling period that Shioda spent as a student of Morihei Ueshiba before the war.
The Yoshinkan style is currently the second largest aikido organization worldwide.
Michiharu Mori Sensei, 7th Dan, was a direct student of the late Master Gozo Shioda for 10 years at the International Yoshinkan Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, where he also taught.
The youngest Honbu instructor to receive the rank of 7th dan black belt, Mori Sensei has travelled extensively as a guest instructor at Aikido seminars in countries including Canada, India, Malta and Australia. Now settled in Brisbane, he is developing a high quality, world class centre for Yoshinkan Aikido.