Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things.
- Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido
Mark Evans is the head dojo instructor for Shako Dojo. With 25 years of experience he has trained extensively in dojos throughout the UK, Australia, and Japan, and currently holds the rank of 5th Dan black belt. He is also a senior instructor at the Aikido Goshinkai international headquarters in Byron Bay, and has been a direct student of the founder of Aikido Goshinkai, Master Williams, since 2003.
In 2010 he spent a year as soto-deshi to Taiki Okajima Sensei (10th Dan, Aikido Yuishinkai) living and training Aikido in Osaka, Japan, where he also received a 2nd Dan in Goshindo and extensive training in Sotai-Ho (body balance and relaxation).
His main emphasis in training is the understanding, and application, of the basic Aikido principles, which lead to ‘easy Aikido’ through relaxed strength. Although self defense is a key aspect in any martial art training Mark also teaches the practical application of Aikido principles in daily life.
Address: Tuckeroo Avenue, Mullumbimby, NSW
Aikido Goshinkai Mullumbimby classes are held on Wednesday and Friday from 5pm - 6.30pm
Adult and Kids classes are held in Byron Bay on Thursday nights - see www.aikidoinbyron.com for further details.
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