Ann Reekie Sensei
Aikilife Chief Instructor (4th Dan)
Aikido (The art of harmony) is a modern martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), who developed it from the state of a battle technique to that of a spiritual way. Based upon principles of non-aggression, non-resistance, and non-competitiveness, it is unique in that it allows people to defend themselves against larger and stronger attackers, without requiring great strength or speed, yet it also teaches us to understand and respect our fellow Man. The gentle quality of Aikido makes it appealing to men and women and children regardless of age. It not only offers spiritual development, mental concentration, balance, reflex action and exercise, it also teaches Japanese etiquette and positive behaviour.
The Aiklife Dojo is affiliated with Ulf Evenas Shihan 7th Dan Aikikai. Aikilife is also a founding member of the Australian Takemusu Aikido Renmei inc.