5th Dan Jun Shihan
Rachelle is a Level 1 MAIA Accredited Coach. She commenced learning Takemusu Aikido in 1999 and heads the Paddington Dojo.
As a teacher, Rachelle is passionate about teaching Aikido’s non-aggressive, traditional art to people of all ages and abilities. She is a positive, supportive instructor who is able to explain techniques clearly to people using a range of communication styles.
Damien Te Whiu
4th Dan Jun Shihan
Damien is a Level 1 MAIA accredited Aikido instructor since 2006 and achieved the rank of 4th Dan in 2013.
Damien has trained in Japan and enjoys a range of traditional and modern teaching methods.
4th Dan Jun Shihan
Kieran is a Level 1 MAIA accredited Aikido instructor since 2014 and has achieved the rank of 4th Dan.
3rd Dan Shidoin
Andrew is a Level 1 MAIA accredited Aikido instructor since 2006 and has achieved the rank of 3rd Dan.
Andrew commenced Takemusu Aikido in 1999 and has great satisfaction in seeing people grow in the spiritual and physical aspects of Aikido.
The Paddington Dojo is located in the PCYC Lang Park situated at the Paddington end of Suncorp Stadium. There is free parking under the PCYC from Castlemaine Street.
Aikido is a graceful Japanese martial art which aims to restore harmony to conflict situations not reliant on physical strength. Aikido is suitable for people of all ages and it provides benefits of positive energy, self-defence, empowerment and inner calm.
Students practice avoiding attacks, maintaining balance and using the attacker’s energy against them. Physical fitness is promoted with constant movements, defensive techniques and falling safely.
Instruction is delivered in a traditional way in a safe, non-competitive learning environment and we practice the dynamic self-defence in an atmosphere of friendship, mutual respect and joy of training.
Contact the Paddington Dojo
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Adult classes (15+ years)
Monday 7.00pm - 8.45pm
Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am
(8 - 14 years)
Monday 6.15pm - 7.00pm
No training is held on public holidays or during games at the adjoining Suncorp Stadium.
Membership $30 for 12 months Membership from date of joining. PCYC cost per class:
Adult - $8
Junior - $6
Adult Annual - $105
Adult Half Year - $60
Junior Annual - $60
Junior Half Year - $30
Takemusu Training Fee
Annual Training Fee - $130
Half Year Training Fee - $75
Monthly Training Fee - $20