Teachers

Rodrigo Mazorra

Rodrigo Mazorra

Assistant Teacher

Rodrigo began his Aikido training in 1994 at the University of Los Andes on Bogotá Colombia under the instruction of Sensei Luis Fernando Aldana (5th Dan and head of Aikikai of Colombia).  He also participated in monthly intensive training every 2 years at the New York Aikikai. In 2001, he received his Sho-dan test accredited by Shihan Yoshimitsu Yamada. In 2004, Ni-dan test accredited by Shihan Donovan Waite. He was also assistant intructor in Bogota from 2003 to 2004 and instructor from 2004 – 2005. He moved to London to pursue his professional studies and career and began training under The London Aikikai . In 2009 he began training at Aikido of London, with Sensei Ismail Hasan . Assistant Instructor since 2010.

Sandra Turnbull

Sandra Turnbull

Senior Student

Sandra began studying Aikido with Dee Chen 6th Shihan in 1993 at Shinmeikan, West London. Sandra attended courses given by Chiba Sensei in England and the USA. Joining Aikido of London in 1994 she began Iaido training in 2004 and has attained the rank of 1st Dan in 2007 and 2nd Dan in 2011.

Sandra became a full time artist 10 years ago and after working in the music industry, managing talent including Eurythmics, Shakespeare’s Sister and Londonbeat.  A former  professional dancer. she has continued her study of the body through yoga, pilates, Aikido and Iaido .

“Through strict discipline I am learning to keep the mind fluid and loosen the confines of outer reality.”

Ivan Melo

Ivan Melo

Assistant Instructor

Ivan Melo started practising Aikido in Brazil in 1998. After training briefly under Reishin Kawai Shihan, Ivan joined the Senshin dojo where he acted as head deshi and assistant instructor under Ricardo Leite, Clauber Scarparo and Tharso Vieira Senseis’s instruction. Over the years, he attended many international seminars of internationally renowned masters such as Yoshitmitsu Yamada, Nobuyoshi Tamura, Donovan Waite, Christian Tissier, Yahe Solomon, George Lyons, Peter Bernath and others. As an enthusiast of martial arts Ivan has trained Kung Fu, Judo and Boxing.

In London since 2011, Ivan is a professional guitarist and continues his training in Aikido and Iaido under the supervision of Ismail Hasan sensei.

Dusan Gruicic

Dusan Gruicic

Assistant Instructor

Dusan Gruicic started aikido in 2001 in Aikido-Ikeda dojo Novi Sad, Serbia,  his instructor was Aleksandar Dejanovic 4th Dan Aikikai  style. In 2007 he received 1st Dan rank from Sensei Michele Quaranta 6th Dan and in 2011 received 2nd Dan rank again from Sensei Michele Quaranta.

In 2011 Dusan moved to London to pursue his academic training and began practicing at Shinmeikan dojo. In 2013 he moved to Aikido of London and has practiced under Sensei Ismail Hasan. Dusan also trains in Iaido. He is currently studying for his PhD in Business Psychology.

Erdjan Eker

Assistant Instructor

Dojo Address

The Lower Vestry
6 - 7 Little Russell St
London WC1A 2HR

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Summer Camp 2016

Jun
18
Sat
2016
10:00 am Aikido of London Summer Camp 201... @ Palacio de Deportes de Riazor
Aikido of London Summer Camp 201... @ Palacio de Deportes de Riazor
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 19 @ 8:30 pm
Aikido of London Summer Camp 2016 - La Coruna, Spain @ Palacio de Deportes de Riazor | A Coruña | Galicia | Spain
This years Summer Camp will be in the beautiful city of La Coruna in northern Spain. June 18 – 19 2016. Signup for further information: Email address:

Beginners Courses

Apr
25
Mon
2016
6:45 pm Aikido Beginners Course @ Aikido of London
Aikido Beginners Course @ Aikido of London
Apr 25 @ 6:45 pm – May 23 @ 7:45 pm
Aikido Beginners Course @ Aikido of London
Aikido Beginners is a short course for those wishing to try Aikido for the first time or for those who would like to return training again. You will be introduced to basic Aikido training and it[...]