About the club

Pádraic Moran has practised aikido for over 20 years. He trained in several clubs in Ireland and England before establishing Atlantic Aikido in Galway in 2011.

He regularly attends international seminars in Ireland and France, and has made three trips to Tokyo to practise aikido in the international headquarters (Hombu Dojo).

Pádraic works directly under the technical supervision of Philippe Gouttard (7th dan), one of France’s most senior instructors. Philippe awarded him his 2nd dan (2nd degree black belt) in 2014.

We are also closely connected with the Dublin Aikido group, headed by Michael O’Donovan (4th dan).

Atlantic Aikido is dedicated to sharing the joy of aikido, to high technical and ethical standards, in a welcoming, inclusive and open-minded atmosphere.