SENSEI EDUARDO NASCIMENTO - 3RD DAN AIKIDO
Ed came to us over five years ago and instantly took to aikido like it was the most natural thing in the world. It wasn't long before he caught the eye of a number of aikido visitors including Sensei Tony Davis, Sensei Midori Kajihara and Sensei Mike Smith.
Ed currently holds a 3rd Dan in Aikido and is a qualified and insured Instructor. He is also the main instructor for the Childrens class, a great responsibility which Ed takes in his stride. Ed has run a seminar in Madeira and we hope to forge a more permanent link to the island.
Andrea began his Aikido studies in 1992, under Sensei Pitman and the Phoenix School of Aikido and the Kai Shin Kai, and in 2000 took up Iai-Do with Sensei Carl Ashcroft-Nowicki.
Andrea currenlttly holds a 4th Dan in traditional Aikido and is a registered instructor.
Ashley started training in T'ai Chi under Master Martin du Feu in 1989 and after a further two months began the study of Wushu as well. He achieved his black sash in 1995, comprising six styles of Wushu; weapons, 24 step yang style T'ai Chi and basic Pa Kua. Ashley is a registered instructor and Chinese Arts Technical Director.
Chris began studying Aikido in 1998 under Senseis Pitman, Geoff Glancy and Avelino Suco. A year later he also began to study Iai-Do under Sensei Carl Ashcroft-Nowicki. Chris currently holds a 4th Dan in Aikido and is a registered instructor.
Debbie started her Aikido studies at Fort Regent under Sensei Pitman in 1992 and
in 2000 took up Iai-Do with Sensei Carl Ashcroft-Nowicki. She currently holds a 4th Dan in traditional Aikido and 3rd Dan in Iai-Do.
Sensei Pitman started Aikido training in 1980 at Fort Regent under Sensei Ezio Chatrian. She studied diligently under many senior aikido instructors from the UK & overseas most notably Sensei Mike Smith - 7th Dan, Master Francis Ramasamy (Malaysia) and Tadatoshi Ueda (Japan) Sensei currently holds the rank of 6th Dan awarded on 10th July 2014 by Soke Yasuhisa Shioda. Founder/President and Headmistress, Roisin launched the Aikido Mukyokan International in 2011, now rebranded MUKYOKAN INTERNATIONAL.