An Aikido club will be starting at the hall on the Monday after the September school holidays.
The group has been going since 1974 and is affiliated to Japan who grant the grading’s for black belts.
Aikido is an art that follows a principle of peaceful resolution opposed to a violent out come. Aikido is not sport based but training for everyday life. Aikido is an effective system to control aggression and is used by the Japanese Riot police, law enforcement agencies around the world and many people around the world that use Aikido to benefit their lives.
Craig Andrew, a Massey resident has been studying Aikido since 1990 and is the Chief Instructor for New Zealand with a club on the North Shore and Wellington. Craig holds the rank of 7th degree instructor and will be running the classes on Monday nights.
To find out more about Aikido click on www.aikidoyuishinkai.org.nz