About Us

Training17SmallOur Dojo

Established in 1981, our Dojo is a non-profit incorporated association that provides a non-competitive training environment that is focused more on peaceful, non-violent resolution of conflict than combat. We foster a friendly and community spirit between all the members based on mutual respect, where teachers, senior and junior students all support each others learning.

The nature of Aikido’s techniques mean that they can be equally well performed by men and women, young and old, and big and small.


Ki Society Logo

Our Dojo is affiliated with Ki Society Japan (Shinshin Toitsu Aikido), the school of Aikido formed in 1974 by Koichi Tohei Sensei (long time student of Aikido founder O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba). We are one of the founding Ki Society Dojos in Australia and have been operating in Brisbane for over 30 years.



Our instructors are accredited with the MAIA. MAIA Accreditation is a nationally recognised process that provides training and instructor standards for classes to be conducted in a manner that is safe, responsible, and accountable with appropriate levels of understanding as to their legal and community obligations.

Chief Instructor

John Hurley Sensei

John Hurley Sensei has over 40 years of experience as a teacher/trainer and mediator. He has been the Chief Instructor of our Dojo for over 20 years. He dedicated himself to teaching Aikido to share the practice with others after having experienced firsthand the positive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual changes that Aikido can bring to one’s daily life.