Our Respected Aikido Instructors

Head Instructor (QLD)

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Ben Tan Sensei (6th Dan) – Ben is the Head Instructor for Aikido Yuishinkai in Queensland. 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 syllabus. Tuesday evening classes are taught by Ben sensei.


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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.

Christopher Cobban started training at Griffith Aikido in 2004 (Southbank) as a teenager. From the very first night that I watched people train at Griffith, I was fascinated by Aikido. As I trained, I was inspired by some really impressive students over the years, like Gabby, Aaron and Paul and with great teachers like Danny James and Steve Dows among others. In the current years, I have been guided by the teachings of sensei’s like Peter Kelly and my fellow teaching peers within the dojo.

Chris is a 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) in the Yuishinkai style. He takes the Saturday class, alternating with Erwin sensei.

“I look forward to meeting you and helping you begin your training!”