Awards

Special Service Award

Gitanjali Bhatt, Shivani Bhatt, Aiden Sinclair

Special Recognition

The Instructors Board of the Institute of Aikido New Zealand issued a special award to 3 young students who have shown outstanding commitment to their own training while providing exceptional support for teachers in more than one club.

Nidan Grading

Gavin Welsh and Dave Gillanders

Promoted to 2nd Dan December 2016

Having completed the prescribed period of training and demonstrated excellent skills Gavin and Dave were each awarded their 2nd Dan by a grading panel headed by Ray Eder (6th Dan)

Ray Eder

Ray Eder

Promoted to 6th Dan August 2016

Ray was promoted to 6th Dan by the Sokeship Council of AMAHOF following a grading before a panel of senior martial artists under the direction of Master Ramon Lawrence

Gail Eder

Gail Eder

Promoted to 5th Dan August 2016

Gail was promoted to 5th Dan by the Directors of the Institute of Aikido UK

Chris Naidoo

Chris Naidoo

Received his Shodan Certificate 2016

Having completed the required 6 months training after his Shodan Grading Chris received his Shodan Certificate at the August Grading

Eddie Wrench

Eddie Wrench

Awarded Life membership 2015

As an active member of over 20 years standing and in recognition of his services to the club throughout that time

Ray Eder

Ray Eder

Awarded Life membership 2014

As a founding member and in recognition of his services to the club as Chief Instructor

Dave Gillanders

Dave Gillanders

Thank a sportmaker Volunteer reward program.

Dave was nominated for his huge contribution to the dojo upgrade, his support for Agatha with the children's classes and his regular support for the teachers at the Warkworth club.
This nationwide volunteer recognition initiative is supported by Sport NZ and Lotto

 
Michal Lichthardt Shodan

Michael Lichthardt

Awarded Honorary Membership of Warkworth Aikido- Kyu Shin Do .
January 2014

Michael is the founder of Warkworth aikido and was Chief Instructor from 2002 to 2010. He started his aikido training with Kyu Shin Do Aikido (North Shore) and was one of our founding members.

Gail Eder Inductee New Zealand Martial arts Hall of Fame

Gail Eder

Inducted into the New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame

November 2013

Ray Eder Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Ray Eder

Inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame

August 2013