My name is Billy McAuley, I started my training in Aikido in Japan in 1985 where I remained as a student of Asoh Shehan Aikikai 7th Dan until I left Japan to return to the UK in 1995 where I started an Aikido club Asoryu Aikido Club in Herefordshire. Due to a move to the north of England and work committments I stopped my Aikido activities until January 2009. I now run Asoryu Aikido Club in Huddersfield; website is: http://www.asoryuaikidoclub.net
I have very close to thirty club members and we are part of UK Shinwakai Association and the British Aikido Board. In Japan my dojo was Minato-ku aikikai in Tamachi, Tokyo. I occassionally went to the Hombu.
I love Aikido and my life within aikido, If I had one Aikido wish it would be for my students to come to all training secessions: Otherwise it would be to win the lottery and retire:
I look forward to seeing some of you in the future on Aikweb.
Kindest regards from Huddersfield;
Billy (Makochan my user name, was the nick name given to me by my sempai in Japan)