What Others Say

Some Comments From Our Members

“Aikido has many lessons and each training session brings with it a new perspective on life. For me “tolerance” and “patience” were the first challenges to overcome. The people around me in the dojo are so calm, focused and unhurried in their approach to things, it forces me to re-evaluate my own hurry in life, and that the lesson for me is to “slow down to get ahead”. – unknown

“My young children are also “growing” in their own mindsets. The self control and self respect developing in them is a beautiful thing to watch. Self esteem and confidence will serve them all well throughout their lives.” – unknown

“I know that as my children grow and eventually venture out into the world on their own, they will have a set of skills to make and implement successful choices throughout all areas of their lives. Aikido for our family is not about defending ourselves – it’s about deepening our understanding of how we can become better people and lead better lives. This is why we train.” – Catherine Kidd

“Aikido for me is all about fitness and inner clarity. I do my best to train three times a week at Griffith Aikido because I feel stronger and calmer as a result. I love training at Griffith Aikido because everyone is friendly and supportive. I have made lots of great friends as a result of my time on the mat and enjoy every class” – Jaimie Nash

“I tried out a lot of martial arts before I found aikido. Something just clicked for me at Griffith Aikido. Everyone is friendly and encouraging. I find it is a fun way to exercise, especially since I always feel like I’m learning something new.” – Jess Korte

“I would highly recommend Griffith Aikido to anyone wanting to learn Aikido. I found the introductory classes held for new students to be a great way to learn the basics. All I have trained with at the dojo are very friendly and there is always plenty of senior students around to help refine your technique.” – Warwick McIntosh

“A haiku to express my journey with Griffith Aikido – Talented Sensei wield informal tradition. Griffith Aikido!” – Jason Hogg

“Griffith Aikido provides an excellent environment for learning this unique martial art, with a balance of easy camaraderie and disciplined focus. The balanced approach to teaching allows learning the art to feel incredibly simple. The experience is always fun and engaging and I highly recommend it to everyone.” – Damien Korte