Chief Instructor

Chief Instructor


Profile: Billy McAuley sensei, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor, Asoryu Aikido Club:


Billy McAuley 5th Dan Chief Instructor


Billy McAuley sensei, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor


Billy McAuley sensie, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor, Asoryu Aikido Club, West Yorkshire; trained in Aikido in Japan for over ten (10) years under the direction of Asoh Kinjo Sensei, 7th Dan, Aikikai Shihan who was a close and direct student of O Sensei Ueshiba Morihei. Sensei Billy was awarded 1st Dan in 1988 and 2nd Dan in 1991 from Asoh Kinjo Sensei, 7th Dan, Aikikai Shihan and in 1994 he was awarded 3rd Dan from Doshu Ueshiba Moriteru. Sensei Billy received both his 4th Dan and 5th Dan from UK Shinwakai Aikido. Sensei Billy was awarded 5th Dan on the 27th November 2010


In 1995 following his return to the UK from Japan, Sensei Billy first founded Asoryu Aikido Club in Leominster, Herefordshire. In January 2009 Asoryu Aikido Club was opened in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


At Asoryu Aikido Club, Billy McAuley sensei teaches Traditional Aikido with a strong emphasis on the basics (kihon) of Aikido: Through the influence of Asoh Kinjo Sensei, Sensei Billy firmly believes that having a solid foundation in the basics of Aikido is essential for the proper development and progression of all Aikido practitioners (Aikidoka) in their practice of Aikido


Asoryu Aikido Club is named in honour Sensei Billy’s Japanese Aikido Sensei; Asoh Kinjo Sensei, 7th Dan, Aikikai Shihan of the Aikikai Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, and who, in 1993, sadly succumbed to cancer: Sensei Billy has travelled extensively and has had the privilege of taking Aikido instruction from many of the world’s leading Aikido teachers



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