Tasmania currently has two instructors dedicated to teaching Gyokushin Ryu Aikido in the north west of Tasmania.
Sensei Brad Palmer
Founder of Penguin Budo School in the town of Penguin Tasmania.
I love the community I have found in here, and I am driven to create a truly community focused martial arts school.
Gyokushin Ryu Aikido that has its roots in Yoseikan Budo, and my goal is to bring more than just martial arts training to Penguin.
My Shodan was attained at a small Yoseikan dojo in the northern suburbs of Perth Western Australia. I received my Nidan from Washizu Terumi Kancho at the Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Hombu dojo.
Continuing my training with Sensei Marshall, Sensei Atkas and Sensei Niland gives me a great mix of tradition martial arts and self defense skills. I also have experience in coaching a variety of sports at junior and senior levels helps me deliver a martial arts class that is enjoyable for students of all ages.
I also believe in keeping fit, so there is a fitness component to all of my classes. Utilizing body weight & mobility exercises I not only keep you in shape for Aikido but also for your day to day life.
Sensei Kayla Palmer
Kayla has studied Aikido since she was 7 and is the Assistant Instructor for the Penguin Budo school.
Kayla recently graded to Shodan by Washizu Terumi Kancho at the Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Hombu dojo
Having already given so much to the art of Aikido at such a young age Sensei Kayla is able to bring so much energy to every class she runs from Little Flippers to Adults.
Sensei Colin Niland
Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Instructor Perth
Having started my martial Arts journey over 30 years ago it has always been one of my goals to start a school which blended all of the traditional arts into one. Having first trained in Judo at Coventry Judo club as a boy then over the years studying Karate (Tang Soo Do), Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do I have always been driven to develop myself further.
After moving to Australia from the UK I continued to train in Tae Kwon Do and 10 years ago started training in Yoseikan Aikido.
In 2018 I received the rank of Nidan and also my teachers certification from Washizu Sensei , after training and grading with Sensei Murat Atkas at Yamato Aikido . I am also a proud member of the Australian Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation .
Bringing all of these arts together in a Traditional Budo style, students will have the chance to learn Kicking, Striking, Grappling, throwing, chokes and weapons with an emphasis towards self-defence and life skills.
To ensure the best for our Students my studies still continue with regular training in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido.
Training at OMMA Budo will help students to form a positive and confident approach to life without the need for ego or aggression.
I look forward to you joining us on your own Journey