Our respected aikido instructors

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Steve Dows Sensei (6th dan) – Head Dojo Instructor.

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Ben Tan Sensei (4th dan) – Ben sensei’s classes allows students to brush up on their weapons kata (jo and bokken) as well as having a good variation of aikido techniques taken from the grading syallabus. Saturday morning classes are taught by Ben sensei who is also the Nathan dojo cho (head instructor).

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Erwin Fielt Sensei (3rd dan) – Erwin sensei started Aikido with the Dutch Aikikai Foundation (following the line of Christian Tissier Shihan) in the Netherlands in 2003. He joined Aikido Yuishinkai in 2009, when he moved to Australia. His main interests are in a solid grounding of Aikido based on understanding its key principles. In his classes he likes to explore the many different aspects and variations of a technique. Erwin sensei takes the Tuesday class alternating with Ben sensei.

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Narelle Campbell Sensei (2nd dan) – Narelle sensei is a great example for young women in martial arts and clearly demonstrates that size and strength are not necessary for effective technique. Narelle sensei also takes the Thursday class.

Christopher Cobban (2nd dan) has been a regular member of Griffith Aikido for quite some time. While not a regular teacher, he generally assists in teaching beginners as well as teaching the occasional class when another instructor is absent. If you start training at Nathan, chances are you will be training with him through the beginner sessions, preparing you for the regular classes.

“I strive to be fun, engaging and approachable in my classes. I look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your training!”