6th Dan Shihan
Michael is the head of Moorooka and Redlands Takemusu Aikido Kai branches and is a 6th Dan Shihan with a wealth of experience. He is a Level 1 MAIA Accredited Coach.
Michael believes that Aikido is a way of purifying mind, body and spirit and his teaching embodies this, guiding his students to be more focused and present in their bodies and to use their Aikido practice to foster and expand their lives.
Paul is a Level 1 MAIA accredited Aikido instructor since 2012 and achieved the rank of 2nd Dan in 2019. As a teacher, Paul is passionate about teaching Aikido’s non-aggressive, traditional art to people of all ages and abilities.
The Moorooka Dojo is located at 21 Clifton St, Moorooka.
Aikido is a graceful Japanese martial art which aims to restore harmony to conflict situations and is 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.
What do I bring to my first class?
- Water bottle
- Open footwear (thongs/sandals)
- Comfortable long pants
- Arrive 10 minutes before class to meet the Sensei and bring along your completed application form.
Contact the Moorooka Dojo
We’d love to hear from you!
Please call Michael: 0417 726 618 or Paul: 0416 291 008
or fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
Adult and Junior
(8 - 14 years)
Saturday 9.00am - 10.00am
Adult classes (15+ years)
Saturday 10.00am - 11.00am
No Junior classes are held during school holidays.
$10 per class.
The Moorooka Dojo also employs a ‘pay as you go’ card system:
Intro. 6 class $57
Junior 8 class $56
Student 10 class $75
Adult 4 class $40
Adult 8 class $76
Adult 20 class $170
Family 8 class $56 (adults at junior rate if attending with kids)
Adult Annual - $105
Adult Half Year - $60
Junior Annual - $60
Junior Half Year - $30
It is recommended you become a member as soon as possible as this covers you for public liability insurance, sports insurance and entitles you to attend promotions.
Takemusu Aikido Kai is a not for profit organisation. If you are experiencing financial concerns that could restrict your involvement, please approach us as there maybe other ways you could contribute to the Dojo.