Aikido Martial Arts and Fitness Perth


BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER THROUGH MARTIAL ARTS, SELF-DEFENCE AND FITNESS IN PERTH’S NORTHERN SUBURBS SINCE 1993

Welcome to West Coast Aikido Martial Arts. We offer real-world effective Martial Arts Self-Defence classes for children, teenagers, and adults.

Sensei Ross Taylor - 5th Dan Godan Black Belt in Aikido Yoseikan

My name is Sensei Ross Taylor (5th Dan Black Belt) and I am the founder and Master Instructor of the West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy of Western Australia located in Wangara WA.

On behalf of all of our instructors and students, I thank you for visiting our website. We hope that after you click through our pages you will take the time to visit us in person and experience first-hand our friendly, safe and welcoming environment.

Aikido is a martial art that is practised by millions of people of all ages Aikido Martial Arts & Self- Defence Perththroughout the world. Many practice Aikido as a form of nonviolent self-defence, but many also train in Aikido for the mental and spiritual benefits that it provides.

At West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy, training is conducted in a safe, structured environment, free of egos. Regardless of age, fitness level or physical limitations we can help you learn this incredible martial art and unique way of life.

As a defence based martial art and discipline, Aikido will improve all areas of your life. You will reduce stress, improve your fitness, become more self-disciplined, have greater focus, awareness, confidence, elevated self-esteem and get more out of life!

Since 1993 West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy has trained thousands of local people from all walks of life, from the regular person off the street to emergency service workers, health professionals, armed forces, police and prison personnel. Why? Because Aikido is perfectly suited to controlling an opponent without causing serious injury. Put simply, if you are attacked, your Aikido training will enable you to defend yourself or your loved ones, without causing undue harm to yourself or the attacker.

At West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy, we are dedicated to helping you acquire practical self-defence skills whilst reducing stress, and getting into the best shape of your life!

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Since 1993 West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy has trained thousands of people from all walks of life our amazing Martial Art. Simply put, training in Yoseikan Aikido will improve all areas of your life. Regardless of age, fitness level or physical limitations we can help you learn this incredible martial art and great way to live. Aikido training will enable you to defend yourself or your loved ones. You will reduce stress, improve your fitness, become more self-disciplined, have greater focus, awareness, confidence, elevated self-esteem and get more out of life! Aikido is a martial art that is practiced by millions of people of all ages throughout the world. Many practice Aikido as a form of nonviolent self-defence, but many also train in Aikido for the mental and spiritual benefits that it provides. At West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy, we are dedicated to helping you acquire practical self-defence skills whilst reducing stress, and getting into the best shape of your life!
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts AcademyMonday, November 18th, 2019 at 2:47am
Great article on customer service, the Aikido Way. I couldn't have said it better myself. Please learn and enjoy.

Verbal Aikido: 7 Ways to Handle Difficult Customers
By Myra Golden | Submitted On January 13, 2007
In my live complaint resolution seminars, I demonstrate the martial art Aikido and offer it as a strategy for diffusing anger. I began teaching this unconventional approach to managing conflict after having my breath taken away as I watched Steven Segal effortlessly defeat his opponents without violence or aggression in half a dozen of his movies. Aikido is a nonviolent martial art that never meets force with force and can be applied to conflict situations with demanding, irate or unreasonable customers. (I've personally applied Aikido to situations with customers, employees and co-workers.) Using the principles of Aikido, you too can diffuse anger and demonstrate amazing control over all aspects of verbal attacks.
People using "verbal aikido" can respond to heated situations directly and assertively without being pulled into the drama of the battle and they can lay the foundation for win-win resolutions that maintain the customer's loyalty - even with angry customers. Here are 7 Aikido principles that will help you more effectively respond to anger.
1. An Aikidoist strategically calms down the attack. This is done by both the use of relaxed body posture and open hands. Verbal attacks from irate customers also need the same calming strategy. In Aikido, the master will step aside rather than confront the attack. This takes the power and speed out of the attack and allows the master to stay centered and calm. When you respond to your customer with "Clearly, we've upset you and getting to the bottom of this is just as important to me as it is to you." anger begins to dissipate. You've addressed the anger directly and non defensively and you haven't been pulled into the drama of the attack.
2. Aikido never meets force with force. In fact, there are no direct attacks and very little striking or kicking. When dealing with angry customers it is natural to respond to an attack with an attack. If the customer yells, we escalate our voice. When the attack gets personal, we become defensive and less willing to work with the customer. While we may feel justified in launching our attack because we've been attacked, we must realize that a defensive (forceful) response only escalates the original problem. Let's learn from the Aikido masters and not attack back defensively. Instead, we will respond carefully and strategically.
3. Aikido emphasizes quick, decisive movements that are designed to use the attacker's force against him. This is done through evasive movements, body shifting, and leverage. Taking this to a verbal level, you'd take a customer's intensity and sense of urgency and use that to your advantage with a reply like: "No question, we've messed up. Getting to the bottom of this is just as important to me as it is to you." Instead of letting the customer's intimidation tactics negatively impact you, you turn that energy back at the customer by pacing his actions.
4. Aikidoists blend with their opponent's energy. In Aikido, this looks as if you move toward your opponent and then change places with them. In a verbal attack, blending with your customer is finding common ground with the customer. You can blend with your angry customer by listening with a sincere intent to understand their pain, frustration and needs and then responding with empathy. The knowledge you gain from listening to your customer becomes your force and positions you to redirect the energy in a productive direction. Once you've blended with the customer, that is, once you truly understand the customer's situation, the attack can be neutralized and redirected.
5. Aikido students learn to turn with their opponent's force and let that force go past them. When we respond to angry customers in this way, we're able to keep our cool when customers get hot. We don't get caught up in the emotion of anger. Instead, we allow the customer to express his feelings and we don't take comments personally and we don't allow our feelings (anger, rejection, offense) to control our responses.
6. An Aikido Master never seeks to kill his opposition. When we transfer this principle to customer service situations, we realize that our goal is to never hang up on a customer, blow a customer off, or "fire" a difficult customer. Our goal is to find more diplomatic ways to communicate and reach win win resolutions.
7. In Aikido, all opponents are considered partners. Think of your angry customer as your partner and let this mindset direct you to use interactive dialogue to work with your customer to solve the problem. Try to not resist or coerce your "partner." Work with your partner, talk with your partner, and seek solutions that benefit the customer and the company.
Applying the principles of Aikido to difficult situations with unhappy customers allows you to maintain composure and control, and effectively diffuse anger. The next time you're faced with a difficult customer, why not go Steven Segal...you'll have fun and you'll be amazed how effective you'll be!
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts AcademyFriday, November 15th, 2019 at 3:08pm
As Aikidoka we are trained not to fight unless we really have to. But if the need arises then we are more than prepared to defend ourselves.
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts Academy is with Omid Kurdi.Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:14am
#Beattheheat and get your day off to a positive start. #earlymorningtraining@westcoastaikido
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 2:28pm
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 2:28pm
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West Coast Aikido Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 2:40am
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Phone: (08) 9309 6506
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5/43 Dellamarta Road
Wangara WA 6065

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Monday:          6:15 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday:         9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday : 6:15 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday:       9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday:              6:15 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday:       7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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