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Old 09-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
Travers Hughes
Dojo: Aikikai
Location: Gold Coast
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 33
Re: Looking for Dojo (Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia)

Hi - I train with the Gold Coast Aikikai. We practice at Mudgeeraba on Mon/Wed/Fri from 1900/2030 and Sat 0800/1000. Come along any time - you're more than welcome.
As Robert said, Graham Morris (6 Dan) is our main instructor. He originally came from the UK and trained under Chiba. Sugano was the head of Australia, so our practise at the Gold Coast is a bit more varied than other Aikikai Australia dojo. Graham teaches on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other senior dan grades take the Mon and Fri classes.

As Gavin said, there is a Daito Ryu study group at Tweeed Heads.
There is also a group called Kufudokan who have practice nights at Oxenford and Main Beach.

As Chris said, it all depends on what you are after. We are the group that is affiliated to hombu, but you may prefer one of the others - suggest you visit us all and make a decision from there.

Gold Coast Aikikai actually have a special training day on 14th of this month - feel free to come along if you can't make it beforehand. This will give you a look at other instructors from Queensland who will also be present.

Look forward to seeing you there
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