Shaftesbury Aikido

Sensei Stephanie Waterfall

Instructor Biography:

Sensei Stephanie Waterfall, Hachidan (8th Dan).
KAGB Chairwoman

Sensei Stephanie Waterfall (nee Leighton) took up Aikido in 1978, at the age of 19.  She first studied at a club in Bournemouth, run by Sensei Andy Stevens.  This club was part of the Ki No Kenkyukai, and she therefore had the opportunity to attend courses and summer schools run by Sensei K Williams, and to be taught by Koretoshi Maruyama Sensei and Kenjiro Yoshigasaki Sensei.  It was at the Bournemouth club that Sensei Waterfall met Sensei Ray Sturdy.

When Sensei Sturdy opened his first club in Poole, Sensei Waterfall became his student, and over the next five years or so, progressed from 4th kyu to 2nd Dan.  Six months after passing Nidan, Sensei Waterfall opened her own club, at the age of twenty six.  This club was affiliated to the Ki Federation of Great Britain, under the leadership of Sensei K Williams.

During her time with the Ki Federation of Great Britain, Sensei Waterfall progressed through the grades, and was awarded Rokudan (6th Dan) in November 2003.  As a senior graded student within the Ki Federation of Great Britain, Sensei Waterfall was one of five or so teachers who examined students to the level of 1st Dan.

In 2008, Sensei Waterfall resigned as a teacher of the Ki Federation of Great Britain, and joined Ki Aikido of Great Britain, where she now serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee

Sensei Waterfall runs her classes from a private dojo near Shaftesbury in North Dorset. Shaftesbury Ki Aikido Club has a broad membership of all ages and abilities from beginner to 4th Dan. New members are always welcome and can be assured of individual tuition within the friendly class environment.

Please contact Sensei Stephanie Waterfall for directions to the dojo.

Venue
Class Times
Contact
Private dojo, details available upon request
Tuesdays: 8.00pm - 9.50pm
Sensei Stephanie Waterfall
Tel: 01747 824041
E-mail: stephwaterfall@aol.com
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