The Farm Dojo

via Braidwood, NSW

aikidoDojo History

The dojo opened in the spring of 2004. The venue has been the Anglican Church Hall in Wilson St. It is a building that has played an important part in the history of the town.   Braidwood Dojo keeps in connection with the assiciation, by attending seminars and regular training of other dojos.

Dojo Philosophy

Aikido is important technology. We are training to create the best possible outcome from the worst situations. We start our study with the worst possible scenario.

Do you wish to join?

Anyone wishing to train should first read the association website:

Also lots of good information is on Ku-ring-gai Dojo website:
Our nearest "sister" dojo is

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Then ...

Everyone must watch a class.

Paperwork must be filled out and fees paid.
At the beginning of training, shoes are removed at the edge of the mat before stepping on.
From then on... follow the directions of the instructor.

aikidoMat Hulse - the Instructor

Aikido training benefits the bodies, minds and spirits of those who study.

The strategies and the techniques keep working in extreme situations; when you really need them too.

Aikido principles are whole and universal. They are real because they work in the physical dimension. The lessons learnt through your body can be applied in your daily, work and family life.

The dojo is a place where people come to improve themselves. Careless and brutal training is not tolerated. Senior students care for junior students, as was done for them. We train slowly and precisely to learn what is really happening. When the movement is correct, speeding it up makes it very powerful. Aikido is a life long path of improvement and learning.

The Head Instructor of the Braidwood Dojo is Matthew Hulse. He has trained martial arts for over 25 years, Aikido since 1996. He holds Nidan rank from Aikikai Headquarters Japan and a coaching certificate from the Australian Ju-jitsu Federation.