I started Aikido about 7 years ago and dabbled in Judo for 3 years when I was 15. I was always looking for that art that would really inspire me. Steven Seagal gave me the answer; when viewing his films he performed techniques with effectiveness. This helped me make the decision to start Aikido and I joined Mirfield Martial Arts Club. I have trained under Sensei Vince Thompson and Sensei Steve Moore. Recently I have studied Aikiki.
The person that has influenced me the most in today’s Aikido is Christian Tessier. He illustrates the martial and the fluid side of the art. Previous arts I have studied was Praying Mantis Kung Fu for 3 years.