Instructors



Clem Sturgess: Head Instructor


Clem Sensei began training with the club when it was called Cleveland Aikido under Thom Hansen Sensei back in 2001. He has a very practical approach to Aikido due mostly to a background in Shotokan Karate. Clem began Aikido when he realised that most of the good Karateka that he knew were constantly injured due to the stresses that they put on their bodies while trying to maintain an effective level, when their bodies were beginning to protest. He found Aikido to be a way in which he could practice Martial Arts, keeping both his mind and body healthy well into his old age. It was the way in which Aikido allows you to end conflict quickly without striking that appealed to him and made Aikido his life's quest.





Gabrielle Price: Aiki-Kids Instructor


Gabby began her training in the art of Aikido several years ago, and has recently become the Aiki-Kids instructor at Redlands Aikido. Gabby's bright personality and patient positivity towards life makes her a favourite with the kids, who are starting to find there way in the art of aikido. Her aim is to help them grow and develop a confidence within themselves in a friendly learning environment. She trains under 3 instructors and is continuously gaining new skills that help in her everyday life.