KAA Annual Spring Aikido Course

Spring Course on May 5th – May 6th

at Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre,

Valley Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 7EJ England

Terry Ezra Shihan, 7th Dan so Hombu

And Guest Instructors

Nick Waites Sensei, 6thDan so Hombu

Course Times:

Saturday 5th May 11:00-13:00 14:15 – 16:15
Sunday   6th May 11:00-13:00 14:15-16:15

Booking forms:

Spring KAA course booking form

Spring KAA course dinner booking form

Paying on the day incurs £5 surcharge

Weekend Price:

  • £48 Adult

  • £30 Concessions

  • £15 Juniors

One Day price:

  • £36 Adult

  • £20 Concessions

  • £10 Juniors

Paying on the day incurs £5 surcharge

Evening meal:

  • £14.00 Two courses – starter and main

  • £18.00 Three courses – starter, main and dessert

Book online now

(Please remember to complete and email the booking form if paying by paypal, just include your paypal email address in the form so we can easily cross reference.)

You can also pay by cheque and post the completed form back.



Ezra Shihan – 7th Dan Aikikai so Hombu

Ezra Shihan

Terry Ezra Shihan

Ezra Shihan started Aikido in 1963 with Mr Fred Wainwright, who had practised at Hombu Dojo with O’Sensei just after the second World War. He also studied with Mr Ken Williams and from Noro Sensei. He first met Chiba Shihan in 1968, and  studied intensively with him for over 11 years. After this he trained under Kanetsuka Shihan in the British Aikido Federation, eventually becoming the Chairman and Senior Instructor. Throughout this time Sensei also received instruction from Sekiya Sensei, Yamada Sensei, Tamura Sensei, Kanai Sensei, and Yamaguichi Sensei (who had a pivotal influence on the future direction of his Aikido). Ezra Sensei was awarded the title of Shihan in 2006, and 7th Dan in 2009. This year Ezra Shihan has been practicing Aikido for 55 years, with over 30 years as a full-time instructor. He opened his own full-time dojo (Komyokan Dojo) in 1990. Ezra Shihan’s aim is to bring both the philosophy and the practice of Aikido together as one.

Nick Waites Sensei (6th Dan Aikikai So Hombu)

Nick Waites Sensei

Nick Waites, the chief instructor of the Koteikan dojo.  He has been a student and teacher of Aikido for over 40 years, during which time he has studied Aikido with many very senior teachers from all over the World. He is the most senior student of Terry Ezra,  and the author of “Aikido, Iron Balls and Elbow Power” and “Aikido Body, Mind and Spirit” which explore a wide range of Aikido practice methods and concepts. Nick also studied yoga for many years in his youth, traditional Chinese medicine (he is a qualified acupuncturist) and some Karate, Judo and Tai Chi, although his main focus has always been Aikido. He was awarded 6th Dan in January 2013. He has taught Aikido in the Netherlands, Russia, Croatia, Abu Dhabi and many locations in the UK.

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