Aikido is a very powerful Japanese martial art that is purely defensive in nature. The techniques can only be performed in the presence of an attack. There are no kicks and punches, just responses to them. Rather than relying on our strength to protect us, the attacker’s own motions and momentum are utilized to compromise their balance and stability. The objective is not to cause injury but to develop a sense of harmony.
Workshop consists of (4 hours)
- Warm ups – 10 mins
- Self Defense Practical Training – 3.5 hours
- Practical Scenario Test – 20 mins
Instructor: Sensei Ramlan Ahmed
Ramlan Ahmed Sensei, 3rd Dan (Yoshinkan Aikido) is a registered instructor (Level 4) with the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Japan. He began studying Aikido in 1995 under the tutelage of Sonny Loke Sensei.
At the end of 1997, he was graded to 1st Dan black belt by Kancho Inoue Sensei who is currently the Headmaster of the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation, Japan. In early 1998, Ramlan Sensei became a student of Thamby Rajah Sensei. A year later Ramlan Sensei was graded to 2nd Dan.
In January, 2002 Thamby Rajah Sensei sent Ramlan Sensei to Melbourne to be trained personally by Joe Thambu Sensei who is the Chief Instructor of Aikido Shudokan Australia. Ramlan Sensei went to Melbourne again in March 2003 in conjunction with Kancho Inoue’s visit and was graded to 3rd Dan by Kancho Inoue Sensei.
Duration: 4 hours