<! Last updated 17/12/98 ><! by Nigel Ricketts >
"Seeing me before him,
The enemy attacks,
But by that time
I am already standing
Safely behind him"
Aikido is a purely defensive art, involving no kicking or punching. Instead a skilled aikidoka redirects an opponents ki (momentum/force/intent) to throw or immobilise them. All techniques are learned with a partner in a non-competitive environment.
The Spring Hill Dojo studies Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (Ki Society International). This style of Aikido was started by Koichi Tohei in Japan who was selected by the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (O'Sensei) to continue the art.
The diagram at the top of the page emphasises 3 aspects of Ki Society Aikido:
All classes are held at 100 Bowen Street, Spring Hill, an inner suburb of Brisbane. The Spring Hill dojo is a permanent dojo dedicated to Aikido use.
The club trains at the following times:
Classes follow a traditional but friendly atmosphere. You are invited to come along and view a class. Thereafter fees are $8 per class ($6 concession). There are also pre-paid discounted rates.
See Australian Ki Society Home Page for more info on other Australian Ki Society dojos.
Contact can be made with Sensei John Hurley on (07) 3832 1671 or by e-mail. Alternatively please come along to watch a class or train.
Michael Williams, the Australian Ki Society Chief Instructor demonstrating Katatetori Imiri Nage in April 98 27kb JPEG
Senseis Steve Dows and John Hurley, the instructors for the Spring Hill Dojo 59kb JPEG
General training at the dojo 46kb JPEG
Nigel Ricketts demonstrating yoningake (4 person attack) during his first kyu grading 35 kb JPEG
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