All instructors or Sensei (which just means teacher in Japanese) are Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA) accredited instructors. All instructors hold a current First Aid certificate and have Blue cards


Sensei John Hurley Brisbane Ki Aikido Fortitude Valley

                                                 Chief Sensei John Hurley

John has over 40 years of experience as a

professional teacher/trainer and mediator.

Chief Instructor of our Dojo for over 20 years

and conducts every lesson with passion,

care and diligence





Senpai Lee Brisbane Fortitude Valley AikidoSensei 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 is an associate lecturer

from Ki Society Head quarters in Japan.

Lee is also actively training in Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu 

for a number of years and is only a Mudansha

(without a black belt).


Sensei Jason Lees

Sensei Jason Lees Fortitude Valley Aikido

Jason is also a Sandan (3rd Degree Black belt)
in Ki Society Aikido and Associate lecturer.

Jason works in computer security.





Sensei Mark Fortitude Valley AikidoSensei Mark Woolveridge

Mark works at QUT kelvin grove campus where

he an english language educator.   He is a Shodan

and an Assistant Lecture in Ki society Aikido.

He is currently conducting a classes for

QUT students only at Kelvin Grove in P block.