Aikido Kenkyukai Canberra

New Wednesday 7pm training session at Cook

We are pleased to announce that the Cook Dojo will be introducing a new weekly training session on Wednesday evenings (7-8.30 pm) commencing from 11 March.

The session will be led by Damon Schearer Yondan (4th Dan), who commenced Aikido training in 1991 with Brisbane Aikikai until moving to Canberra in 2007 and joining Aikido Kenkyukai. Damon has also had exposure, or experience in, other Aikido cross training which cover the spectrum of Aikido “styles” - Yoshinkan Aikido through special classes for police, Takemusu Aikido through informal cross training, and 5 years of Shodokan (Tomiki) Aikido. His principal Aikido influences have been Katsuyuki Shimamoto 8th Dan Shihan (and Buddhist Priest) of the Shosenji Dojo in Osaka and David Brown 6th Dan Shihan of Aikikai Australia (Victoria).


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