Mr Ray Eder 5th Dan
Ray was appointed by the late Mr H Foster, former head of the Institute of Aikido UK to be his representative in New Zealand.
Ray began his aikido training in 1982 under the late Ron Russell who was Mr Fosters previous New Zealand representative.
Ray was awarded his 1st,2nd and 3rd Dan's by Ron Russell and his 4th and 5th Dan's by Mr Foster.
Who we Are
This organisation is a fully independent offshoot of the Institute of Aikido UK. We do not run classes but act a parent body for a group of New Zealand aikido clubs affiliated to the Institute of Aikido UK until the time of Mr Fosters Death in 2011
In 2012 Ray Eder was accepted as a student of Robert Nadeau, 7th Dan, Shihan resulting in the member clubs of the Institute of aikido New Zealand becoming affiliated to the California aikido Association and through it to the Hombu Dojo, Aikido Headquarters in Japan.
One of our major guiding values is that the teaching of aikido is a community service and should not be done for personal profit. Aikido is non-competitive and fosters a cooperative, supportive attitude which is not always compatible with competitive business practices