It gives me great pleasure and pride to announce that the Sydney Aiki Shuren Dojo has two new 4th dan black belt Iwama ryu Aikidoka.

Warwick Kent and James Tucker have both given themselves to many years of keiko and have taken on responsibilities demanded of their rank. James is now running his own dojo and Warwick continues to assist with instruction and looking after the day to day running at the Sydney Aiki Shuren Dojo.

The certificates were recently issued by the Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai kaicho, Saito Hitohira soke, and will be presented by Mic Marelli shihan in a ceremony sometime early in the New Year.