About us

aikido in sydney instructorsAikido in Sydney began in Crows Nest in 1999 at the urging of two of Andrew Sensei’s early mentors, the late Iwao Tamura from Tokyo and Michael Williams from Byron Bay.

Aikido in Sydney was founded as a place to practice being ‘the best we can be’ through the study of the way of aiki in body, mind and spirit.

Our dojo, in the heart of Camperdown, Sydney, provides a quiet place to study these ancient arts and work together to improve performance at every repetition.

Our school follows the motto of another of our significant influences, Koretoshi Maruyama:

“Every river has a name. However, these names disappear when they flow into the great ocean. Aikido has many styles, many names, but Aikido is Aikido. It is my vision and hope that, like the rivers, they flow together and unite as one”

Aikido in Sydney follows a soft yet rigorous syllabus-based practice to develop aiki-mind rather than fighting-mind through the study of open hand, weapons and atemi-jutsu (drawing on modern combatives).

Aikido in Sydney welcomes women, men, teens and children to join us for sincere practice.