Mr. Jules Aib
Mr. Jules Aib, Chief Instructor at the Aikido-Yoga centre, has studied martial-arts and Eastern philosophy for over 33 years, the last 23 of which have been devoted to Aikido. He is the founder and Chief Instructor of World Aikido-Yoga (WAY), and is also the founder and managing trustee of the Aikido Takemusu Federation of India (ATFI). Both of these non-profit, charitable organisations are dedicated to teaching and developing the art of Aikido-Yoga and actively support underprivileged children’s education programs in India and Australia.
Mr. Aib is a fully accredited martial-arts Sports Coach, recognised under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). He has also undertaken an intensive study of yoga under the private tuition of a modern master, Javad Khansalar, in Bangalore, India over a number of years. After returning to Australia in 1997, he founded World Aikido-Yoga (W.A.Y), a non-profit organisation dedicated to researching, teaching and developing the art of Aikido-Yoga, and established the World Aikido-Yoga headquarters in Elwood, Melbourne, Australia. He returns to India regularly to progress his knowledge of Yoga and teach Aikido-Yoga.
Prior to commencing his Aikido training, Jules applied himself to the study of Shotokan Karate under the late Paul Guerillot Sensei (1930 – 1995), an innovative budo master who combined savat, karate and knife fighting techniques to create a system that he called foot and fist boxing. Mr. Aib’s Aikido lineage can be traced back to the founder of Aikido through the late Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928 – 2002), who trained with the founder for 24 years during the post World War II evolution of Aikido in Iwama, Japan, and was appointed Chief Instructor of the Iwama dojo, and caretaker of the Aiki Shrine after the founder’s death. Saito Sensei was a true modern master who devoted his life to the unadulterated dissemination of the founder’s teachings.
From his experiences in teaching Aikido in India as well as Australia, he has published several articles, and through his association with the Nippon Australia Cultural Service (NACS), he also conducts Aikido-Yoga seminars at schools, introducing the youth of today to the principles of centering and non-violence. For over 30 years, Jules has been committed to achieving excellence in the fields of martial arts and human potential development, and has helped a wide variety of people from all over the world achieve health, vitality and personal empowerment. [ Refer Testimonials ]