Aiki Kai Australia

National Aikido Association of Australia



Senior appointments for Aiki Kai Australia at this year's Kagami Biraki Festival

Big news for Aiki Kai Australia at the 12 January Kagami Biraki  (New Year) festival where senior appointments are annually announced! 

Thirteen of our most senior instructors were appointed Shihan by Hombu dojo, plus six 6th Dans and five 5th Dans. Congratulations to everyone!

Click to see a full list of all the grades awarded during 2020 Summer School

Appointed as Shihan

John Rockstrom VIC

Graham Morris QLD

Ray Oldman VIC

David Scott SA

Michael Petery NT

Hugh Derham WA

Felicia Birman VIC

Steve Armfield NSW

Geoff Savage VIC

George Lo NSW

Marie Petery NT

John Watson VIC

Andrew Dziedzic NSW


James Waller VIC

Alfred Camilleri VIC

Geoff Freeman VIC

Ruedi Etter WA

Vivienne Etter WA

Eino Laidsaar NSW


Michael Bennetts VIC

Barry Ford NSW

Margaret Carter NSW

Kathleen McCarthy QLD

Ross Barrell QLD

Aikido Doshu (World Leader) about to do a demonstration at 2020 Kagami Biraki festival

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