About the club

The instructor, Pádraic Moran, has practised aikido for 25 years. He regularly attends international seminars in Ireland, the UK, and France, and has travelled three times to the Tokyo international headquarters (Hombu Dojo). He currently holds the rank of 3rd dan (3rd black belt).

Pádraic works directly under the technical supervision of Philippe Gouttard (7th dan, Shihan), one of France’s most senior instructors.

We also have a long-standing friendship with the Dublin Aikikai group, headed by Michael O’Donovan (5th dan), and we regularly train together.