Janet Clift started Aikido at the age of thirteen in Northern England. Shortly thereafter she also started training in Liverpool with Terry Ezra sensei. After two years in London under Kanetsuka Shihan, she moved to Tokyo to train at Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Living in close proximity to the Aikikai allowed for more training and less travelling so she was able to attend the classes of the legendary Shihan who were active at that time, Yamaguchi Sensei, Arikawa Sensei, Osawa Sensei, and of course Kisshomaru Ueshiba.
She currently holds the rank of 6th Dan and is one of the technical directors at Aikido of Athens. She is regularly invited to teach seminars around Europe, to dojos in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain.
- Class information:
Wednesday September 28th - 10.30 to 11.30