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.

David Yates – 6th Dan Aikikai so Hombu

Senior Instuctor Manchester Aikido

Steve Parr – 6th Dan Aikikai so Hombu

Senior instructor Chester Dojo

Course Times:

Friday 8th May  11:00-13:00 & 14:15 – 16:15
Saturday   9th May   11:00-13:00 & 14:15-16:15

Booking Form:

Booking Form download here

Course Fees

Payment Methods:

If paying for the course by PayPal please include your PayPal email address in the returned Spring Course booking form.

You can pay by cheque. Please enclose it with the completed form and post back to:

Komyokan Aikido Association,
146 Harrowby Road,
CH42 7HX.

IMPORTANT: 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


Komyokan Dojo, 146 Harrowby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 7HX

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