Aikido is a highly refined martial art, developed in the last century as a means of self-defence and spiritual training. Aikido develops coordination of mind and body.
Through its philosophy and techniques, Aikido brings us in harmony with our environment, other people and ourselves. Unlike many martial arts aikido requires no advantage in strength or speed, and is practiced successfully by people of all ages and abilities.
Aikido practice develops flexibility, coordination, concentration, improved health and fitness, effective communication skills and self-esteem.
The Coach – Alan Rowe
Alan started training Aikido in 1984 with Aikiki. In 1986 he became a member of the PCYC Aikido club,(Fuji Ryu) Under Len Scambler, before moving over to Yuishinkai 2012. Alan received his 5th Dan in 2015 from Koretoshi Maruyama sensei Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai.
Alan has been inducted into the Australian Martial Arts Hall Of Fame (A.M.A.H.O.F) as well as the World Karate Union Hall Off Fame (W.K.U.H.O.F) in 2016. Alan is excited to be ‘home’ at Launceston PCYC.