Aikido Shinryukan Marlborough was established in 2014 after Ben Schmidt moved from Christchurch to Picton. It is started small, but has been growing steadily and developing the awareness of aikido within Marlborough. We have close ties with Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury having trained under Shihan Andrew Williamson (6th Degree Black Belt).
The director, Ben Schmidt, gained Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in June 2016. Ben trained at Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury form 2006 to 2013.
Ben is currently working overseas, and in his absence, Ian Barclay has taken responsibility for running the dojo.
postal: PO Box 30, Waikawa Bay, 7251, New Zealand
phone: 64 27 416 8570
Account Number: 03-1710-0060651-000
Reference: Always include some details on the deposit and send Ian an email so the deposit can be tracked.