Taekidokai is a professionally run martial arts school. Developed by Sensei Rodney Day, founder and 7th dan black belt with over 45 years of martial art experience, with a background in Budokan Karate, Goshinryu, Hapshinryu, Taekwondo and Aikido, Sensei teaches throughout Australia and New Zealand, passing on his unique understanding of Taekido to Chief Instructors, Instructors and students. That gives the practitioner a unified method of training, unlike any other art. It encourages discipline, confidence, respect and self defence. Taekido encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of training and is suitable for men, women and children of all ages.
Taekidokai is a true Martial art, it is known for it’s dramatic flying and spinning kicks, holds, throws and locks. The name is derived from japanese and means ‘Way of the body and spirit’. It has evolved in the historic tradition of eastern culture, and the merging of over 45 years of actual martial arts training has made for a fantastic school. It must be understood that studied in earnest, Taekidokai is more than a science of tactics and self defence, it is a discipline for perfecting the spirit.
The focus of training is simple and practical and invariably brings greater self-awareness. People of all ages and backgrounds learn to move their bodies with grace and power. In the process, they resolve conflict without harm to themselves or others. Benefits from this martial art increase in proportion to time spent in mindful and rigorous practice. From this practice of “moving Zen”, there comes a greater sense of well-being.