Ezra Shihan has studied Aikido and healing arts for over 50 years. Born on the Wirral in 1945 he began training in Aikido as a teenager and has continued his studies with various Japanese teachers. 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, Colombia, Costa Rica, Abu Dhabi, Morocco, USA, Brazil, India and Spain (including La Palma and Lanzarote), where his guidance has been much appreciated.
As Technical Director of the Komyokan Aikido Association he also teaches throughout the UK on weekend courses and an intensive time table throughout the week. 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.
After many years teaching at part-time venues, Ezra Shihan established his own full time centre –The Komyokan Dojo in 1990.
Ezra Shihan was awarded 7th dan by the Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba, in January 2009.