Why Aikido?

Aikido, a martial art born of a warriors inspiration seeking a pathway for peace.

"Aikido is as much about internal transformation as it is about external skill development." - Jeffrey James

"To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace." - Morihei Ueshiba

Self Protection

An art for 21st Century challenges founded in the martial inspiration of ancient Japan.

You will learn to protect yourself and control a conflict so as to bring no harm others.

Self Improvement

We discover our limits are a horizon moving with us as we strive towards mastery.

Every moment your every movement becomes an opportunity to test and stretch yourself.

Self Awareness

We realise with expanding clarity the challenger we face is a reflection of the challenger within.

Your understanding of yourself grows as you expand your self awareness.


We train, we sweat, we learn, we laugh. Trust in ourselves builds trust in our partners.

As your skills grow so to do lifelong friendships.

Jeffrey James Sensei

Jeffrey Sensei began his studies of the martial arts as a 9 year old.

In 1980 he was introduced to Aikido and has not looked back.

In 2000 he joined Aikido Kenkyukai International under the tutelage of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan.

Jeffrey opened Bowral dojo in 1992.

He is currently a 4th dan.


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