Chief Aikido Instructor’s Profile
Since 1988, Master Martin Acton has been studying, practicing and teaching Aikido in Japan with the top Masters. He is originally from Northern Ireland but left when he was a teenager to live in England and the USA. Married to a Japanese wife they have a teenage son and now they live in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland.
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Master Acton began his Aikido studies with Master Iwao Tamura 9th Dan in Kawasaki, Japan in 1988 as his private student. He was also taught, tested and qualified by the founder of Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido, Master Koichi Tohei 10th Dan at the Ki Society Headquarters in Tochigi. He is qualified as a 5th Dan Chief Aikido Instructor and a Chuden Ki Instructor. Master Acton is also an experienced, qualified Massage Therapist and Meditation Instructor.
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In Japan, Master Martin was first western person to open, run and develop two very successful dojos. He trained all types of students from elementary school students all the way up to University students. He taught at companies through out Japan helping them with conflict resolution problems, absenteeism, stress reduction, and how to maintain good working relationships. They were shown a method to eliminate fear, anger, and taught universal principles to lead a happy, successful and peaceful life. Resulting in smoother working relations with management, co-workers and clients.
His kids classes used multi-dimensional teaching skills, visual, students watched skills demonstrated. Auditory, the students heard clear verbal directions and thirdly kinesthetic the students experienced the physical activity. He taught students how to deal with bullies in a non-aggressive but practical manor. How to unify their minds and bodies. How to keep calm and to control themselves when others were upset, bothering and fighting with others. How to lead and follow. Students were shown ways to focus that made learning, interesting, easy, and beneficial. Resulting in better grades. Fewer truancy problems and less trouble for parents, teachers and police. You are invited to come a try a lesson for free. We want to expand the classes, so if you would like to try Aikido in your school or group we can meet and discuss the mater further. Please call now and arrange a FREE Trail lesson.