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


Sensei John Hurley Brisbane Ki Aikido Fortitude Valley

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.



Sensei Thu-Trang Do

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

Senpai Lee Brisbane Fortitude Valley Aikido

Lee is a radiographer working at Logan

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.

Lee is also actively training in Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu

for a number of years .



Sensei Jason Lees Fortitude Valley Aikido


(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 Fortitude Valley Aikido

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.