“Mark Evans has been studying Aikido since the early 90’s, has trained extensively in Aikido dojos throughout the UK, Australia, and Japan. He is a senior instructor at the Aikido Goshinkai headquarters in Byron Bay, and is a direct student of the founder Michael Williams Sensei. In 2010 he spent 12 months living in Japan as a soto-deshi with Taiki Okajima Sensei (10th Dan, Aikido Yuishinkai). His main emphasis in training is the understanding, and application, of the principles which Aikido is based on, which lead to ‘easy Aikido’ through relaxed strength. Although self defense is a key aspect in any martial art training Mark also teaches the practical application of Aikido principles in daily life.”