Doshu (World head of Aikikai Aikido), Ueshiba Moriteru, teaching at an Aiki Kai Australia national event
Alice Springs 28-31 March
Botterill Shihan 7th Dan
The annual Easter Camp training weekend is on again in Alice Springs. Robert Botterill Shihan 7th Dan will be instructing at the camp. This will be a great weekend of training and social events in the Red Centre of Australia. See MORE for details.
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Aiki Kai Australia Hierarchy & the Member Protection Policy (MPP)
An important update for all members has been released by The Aiki Kai Australia Technical and Teaching Committee (TTC). All Members are encouraged to read this notice MORE...
Ray Oldman Promoted to 7th Dan
After 52 years of continuous training, Oldman Shihan achieved the rank of 7th Dan in January 2024. ‘Uncle Ray’ Sensei, as he’s better known, serves as an inspiration to us all. He teaches regularly at Clifton Hill dojo, and is present at most Special Days and TTC weekends in Victoria. MORE...
Aiki Kai Australia launched its national attendance app at Summer School in early 2023. The new app allows for all dojos to log the daily attendance of every AKA student plus attendance at state and national events!
What's more it allows everyone to see their own training record and even supplies a personal report of how many training days each student has accrued since their last grading. Go here for more details of how to download the app plus PDF and video guides on how to use it.
Summer School 2024
1st degree blackbelt:
Borath En (VIC)
2nd degree blackbelt:
Yusuke Sato (VIC)
Chris Bligh (QLD)
Chris Jones (TAS)
Lance Wilson (TAS)
Promotions at Kagamibiraki:
5th degree blackbelt:
Joseph Giovinazzo (VIC)
7th degree blackbelt:
Ray Oldman (VIC)
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