Liam O’Donoghue 26/27 Oct 2019

Aikido Seminar

Flow – Connection – Direction – Timing – Continuity – Posture – Ukemi

All Aikidoka are welcome (ages 11 or older).

Training Schedule

Note: You are welcome to participate in our regular Friday classes at no extra cost: 4-4.45pm Little Samuray (5-7 year olds, taught by Murray Garner), 5-6pm Aikikids (8-12 year olds, taught by Callum Cockerell), and 6-7.30pm Adults & Teens (taught by Cornelia Baumgartner).

Saturday   9.30m – 12pm   and  1:15 – 3:45pm

Sunday     10am – 1pm

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Liam began Aikido at the start of 1984 in Christchurch and was instantly attracted to the Aikido of Junichi Nishimura Sensei when he first visited Christchurch in 1987. He started his own Aikido club Ōtautahi Aikido in 1991, training the Buikukai style of Junichi Sensei. In 2016 he was awarded the rank of 5th Dan Aikikai by the Osaka Buikukai.

After being introduced to Aunkai by Filip Maric he hosted Akuzawa Sensei and Manabu Hanshi in Christchurch in November 2014. Liam was inspired by the principles and possibilities Aunkai offered as a martial art in its own right and to Aikido practitioners. He started an official Aunkai Study Group at the start of 2015 and continues to be inspired by regular trips to Japan.


Please register via the facebook event – click here – or email

Sliding fee scale of $40-$60 for the weekend (or $25-$40 for one day) – you decide what you can spend so no-one misses out for lack of money. Please either pay into Aikido Nelson’s bank account No. 03 1709 0042755-00 (with your last name and ‘Liam’ as reference) latest by Tuesday 22 Oct or pay cash (exact change please) on the day.


You are welcome to join in the Friday classes at no cost:

4-4:45pm   Little Samurai (5-7 year olds) with Murray Garner

5-6:00pm   Aikikids (8-12 year olds) with Callum Cockerell

6-7:30pm   Adults & Teens with Cornelia Baumgartner

Aunkai with Jo

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