All instructors or Sensei (which means teacher in Japanese) are Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) accredited instructors. All instructors hold a current First Aid certificate and Blue cards
Chief Sensei John Hurley
John has over 40 years of experience as a
teacher/trainer and mediator.
Chief Instructor of our dojo for over 20 years
and conducts every lesson with passion,
care and diligence.
Thu-Trang currently works as a software developer at Queensland Sugar. She has been enjoying training with the dojo for 6 years and is an assistant instructor with a shodan rank.
Sensei Lee Hampson
Lee is a radiographer working at the Mater
Adults Hospital and has been training in Aikido
for over ten years. He holds a sandan rank
(3rd Degree Black belt) and holds an associate lecturer qualification from Ki Society Head quarters in Japan.
for a number of years as a Mudansha
(without a black belt).
Sensei Jason Lees
Jason is also a Sandan (3rd Degree Black belt)
in Ki Society Aikido and Associate lecturer.
Sensei Mark Woolveridge
Mark works at QUT Kelvin Grove campus where he an English language educator. He is a shodan and has an Assistant Lecturer qualification in Ki Society Aikido.