07-22-2010, 05:06 AM
My name is Tony Wilden, I am over 50 years old, married with 2 children and 1 grandchild. I have been studying the art of Aikido since 1985, after I came across a book by Koichi Tohei in a library and was fascinated.
I began training in 1987 in Chichester UK with the Ken Shin Kai Aikido Organisation run by David Eayrs and Gary Masters. I recieved my 1st dan in 1991 and opened a club in Bognor Regis UK in 1992. I received my 2nd dan from Garry Masters in 1996.
In 1998 I became independant and left the KSK organisation and joined NAKMAS, a multi art organisation. I still run the Arun Aikido Club offering Aikido classes, courses and private lessons to individuals and small groups on the south coast UK.
I have been a regular reader at Aikiweb for several years now and thought it was about time I got more involved and gave something back. ;)
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