All Komyokan instructors are officially recognized by Aikikai Foundation, have Coaching Level 1 Certificates (certified by the Joint Aikikai Council), fully insured, up to date first aid certifications with over a hundred combined years of experience in Aikido practice and teaching.
Terry Ezra Shihan, (7th Dan So Hombu)
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.
Giri starring Terry Ezra, Debbie Howard, and Marc McDermott. Today is Micah’s final day and Ray’s final lesson. For both men continuity of consciousness will never be more acute as Ray honours his dying teacher’s last wish and in doing so seamlessly …
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Stella Stevenson 5th Dan Shidoin
Jeremy Garmson 5th Dan Shidoin
Keiran Doyle 5th Dan Shidoin
Rod Martin 5th Dan Shidoin
Rod has practiced Aikido for 25 years under Ezra Shihan. Has also practiced with a host of senior Aikido teachers from Aikido World Headquarters including Moriteru Ueshiba, Mitsuteru Ueshiba, Kazuo Chiba, Minoru Kanetsuka, Kobayashi Yukimitsu.