Ezra Shihan has studied Aikido and healing arts for over 50 years. Born on the Wirral, Merseyside in 1945 he began training in Aikido as a teenager. He has continued his studies since with various Japanese teachers. Ezra Shihan was awarded 7th dan in January 2009 from Hombu Dojo, Aikido World Headquarters.
Ezra Shihan is respected throughout the British Isles and many other parts of the world for the quality of his instruction. He has taught in other countries such as Ireland, Greece, Norway, Bulgaria, Poland, Tenerife , Holland, Russia, South Africa and Colombia and is renowned for his understanding and sensitivity. Ezra Shihan teaches throughout the UK on weekend courses and on a monthly basis on Fridays at Walkden Aikido Club, Greater Manchester. He also takes courses in other parts of the United Kingdom. His life is dedicated to the development of the human consciousness and the spreading of peace and harmony through his intensive training and teaching of Aikido.