Rank: 4th Dan
Started Aikido 1992
How did you discover Aikido?
"I was inspired by Steven Seagal and then found a flyer outside Princess ‘s in Main Street."
Why did you start Aikido?
"I was looking for more than what karate was offering me. I cannot say what that more was- I was only 17"
What Motivates you to attend all the classes?
"After the class has ended, I know that I am a better person than when I arrived."
What is it about Aikido That Inspires you?
"Observing how people develop. From my own perspective, learning inspires me. Just bring a better person."
How does Aikido effect your daily life?
"Confidence, I don’t sweat the small stuff. I define what is outside or within my control. Mental and physical agility. Knowledge that I can bend down onto the floor and play with my son."
Why should others start Aikido?
"Aikido is unique in so far as it offers something for everyone , which changes as you change (get older)"