North Sydney Aikido
North Sydney Aikido is an Aikido Martial Art School in Sydney
The North Sydney Aikido School attracts men and women, who seek an effective and modern martial art like Aikido.
Firstly, we are proud to say that we started working with communities of the lower North Shore of Sydney and Sydney City since the early 1980s.
Many men and women started their martial art journey here at North Sydney Aikido.
Secondly, we have a strong tradition of having a harmonious philosophy to balance the martial aspect of training.
The Japanese martial art Aikido specialises in blending with energy, the momentum, or the force of the attacker. The Aikidoka (Practitioner of Aikido) spends a lot of training hours mastering and perfecting awase (the art of blending with another person).
North Sydney Aikido Instructors (Sensei) have gone to Japan and learn the martial arts of Aikido and Bukiwaza (Warrior techniques). The Aikido you will learn here will have both hard and soft techniques that Aikido is known for.
Let us also inform you that North Sydney Aikido is a traditional (Dento) Iwama Aikido martial art school.
Aikido Techniques and Aikido Moves
The Aikido Techniques you will learn here are based on the two pillars: Taijutsu (Body art or unarmed techniques) and Bukiwaza (Warrior Techniques).
You will also learn Ukemi (Break falls) which arguably is one of the most useful gifts Aikido can give.
Some of the Aikido Moves you will learn here are Irimi (enter), Kokyu Ryoku (the power of controlled breathing), Shiko (moving from the kneeling position) and much more.
North Sydney Aikido practices budo (Warrior Martial Arts). We train to master Aikido techniques and master a positive harmonious life.
We practice budo and self-defence. If you are after cage fighting or competition martial arts, Aikido is not for you.
The thinking person is attracted to North Sydney Aikido because he or she wants to learn self-defence and get fit, not to pick fights.
Most students come here to build confidence, improve their fitness, improve their flexibility and coordination, and calm their mind after a hard day’s work.
Self-discipline, strong focus, a peaceful philosophy, an assertive energy, and confidence can be acquired by practising Aikido.
As part of the North Sydney Police Citizen Youth Club (PCYC), North Sydney Aikido enjoys a community environment which provides a safe and comfortable place to train for women and men.
Our Aikido Instructors (Sensei)
North Sydney Aikido has produced many Aikido masters and Aikido Sydney experts. Some of our students became professional instructors themselves, branched out to start their own schools in Sydney, interstate, and abroad.
Our Aikido Instructors started their Aikido journey here at North Sydney Aikido. They too were once beginners like you.
Roger Gibson Sensei
5th Dan Aikido
4th Dan Iaido
Roger Gibson Sensei started Aikido in the 1980s. Roger Sensei took over as head instructor of the North Sydney Aikido at the start of the millennium (2000) from Mic Marelli Sensei.
Since then, Roger Sensei has tirelessly trained many Aikido Sydney students. He also regularly visits Japan to train in the art of drawing the sword (Iaido).
Roger Sensei has a strong background in Judo, Strategy, Boxing, and Japanese Weaponry.
Watch Roger Sensei perform the Aikido Bukiwaza 13 Jo Kata.
Crom Salvatera Sensei
2nd Dan Aikido
Crom Salvatera Sensei started his Aikido journey in the mid-1990s. Crom Sensei being only 167 cm tall, started doing martial arts to handle the bullies at school.
Since then he has travelled to Iwama Japan, the birthplace and Mecca of Aikido, became an uchi-deshi (live-in student) to study under the Aikido Master Hitohira Saito.
He regularly travels to different Aikido dojos here in Australia and abroad to learn from different Aikido Masters.
Crom Sensei has a background in Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, and Boxing. He is also a writer for the University of Sydney and the popular Aikido website Good Aikido.
Watch Crom Sensei perform an Aikido demonstration before Sydney Martial Art Masters.
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