Principal Instructor / Head Dojo Instructor (HDI)
"Aikido has always intrigued me, a dynamic art that allows you to not hurt your attacker.
Aikido philosophies are a way of life and has helped immensely in the business world and family life."
Joseph Hansen (Retired but not forgotten)
Joe began Aikido with Sensei Chris Hall. He has enjoyed Aikido immensely and that has been what has kept him going over the past years. It has become a part of his life. He says that Aikido has helped him deal with stress and has helped him to become a better parent. "It has opened my eyes to look at life in a different way." Joe now runs Aikido Goshinkai in New Zealand
Instructor - Nidan
"I attended my first Aikido class in early 2010, and haven't been able to stay away since that first class. I've also found that training in Aikido has helped me to be more calm and relaxed in my everyday life."