The Teaching Team

Our club is a member of the New Zealand Martial Arts Institute.

This means our instructors have been audited and independently verified as being ethical, competent and have authentic grades.

Gavin Welsh , 2nd Dan

Gavin Welsh Instructor

Gavin has been practicing aikido since 2010 and was awarded his 1st Dan in April 2014 and his 2nd Dan in 2016.

He  is a member of Kyu Shin Do Aikido in Albany and has became an assistant instructor in 2013.

Gavin has a wide experience teaching a number of other sports including Golf and Water Sking

While working in Orewa Gavin became aware of the need for aikido classes in the area.


Over time it is anticipated that the club will expand to include additional nights.