THE ART OF PEACE

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A WEALTH OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE

sensei piers cooke

 

7th Dan, find out more >

7th Dan

I started practicing Ki Aikido under the auspices of Sensei Ken Williams in 1982.

 

I remained with him until 1999 when I left to start the Aikido for Daily Life Association with my brother Quentin Cooke.

 

We were both graded to 7th Dan by Koretoshi Maruyama who was an uchi deshi of aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba and who was also a student of Koichi Tohei.

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Daniel Easton

3rd Dan, Find out more >

3rd Dan & Senei of Rusper Aikido Club

Aikido always interested me since the emergence of a certain Steven Seagal so I made it my mission to find out more.

Thankfully a dojo was not too far away and I have been hooked ever since. That was over 9 years ago and my wife has become the proverbial Aikido widow.

I am so very grateful to have met Piers Cooke Sensei (7th Dan), who has guided me on this wonderful journey. For my about  my  martial arts adventure click here.

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Adrian
O'brien

2nd Dan

I started Aikido in 2012 under the tuition of Piers CookeSensei 7th Dan. I'd been interested in it for some years and felt it was really different from other martial arts.

 

Aikido has principles of calmness and empathy that you can introduce to everyday life. It increases your awareness of always maintaining correct posture as well as improving your physical and mental fitness.  

 

A truly calming and effective martial art.  So come and have a go if you think your calm enough!

Adrian
O'brien

2nd Dan, find out more >

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Dave
Blunden

2nd Dan, find out more >

2nd Dan

I took up Aikido in 2007 simply because I fancied doing it.

 

I've always  enjoyed martial arts but Aikido looked different: not so aggressive but  still effective.

I went and tried it and have been doing it ever since. I enjoy the self-defence aspects of Aikido and how they could be used practically.

 

I enjoy the camaraderie of the club and have made many mates here.

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"Progress comes

To those who

Train and train;

Reliance on secret techniques

Will get you nowhere."