Congratulations Neil

A very big CONGRATULATIONS  to Neil Quigley on the acquisition of his 5th dan – after many years of dedicated training and for being such a strong and essential part of the workings of the dojo: preparations for seminars, caring for injured visitors, collections at the door, instructing, hosting socials, and even accommodating senseis in his home for weekends. So, thank you, Neil, for all your generous and kind assistance over the many years – it has not gone unnoticed

Congratulations – Sensei

The Aikido Institute of Newfoundland are very proud to announce Sensei Dermot McDonalds promotion to 7th Dan as posted by the Aikikai today, a sincere congrats to Sensei on his New Year promotion! A long and distinguished Aikido journey, well recognized in this manner.

Screenshot from announcement

We all feel priviliged to have practiced under Sensei McDonald, and we are sure Sensei Graham Burt would be very proud to see this moment!

Sensei in seiza

Congratulations Sensei.


The Aikido Institute would like to congratulate Jim Sinnott for being promoted to 5th Dan – Godan.

It requires much practice and great dedication to attain this respected level, and Jim is truly deserving.

We would like to thank Jim for all of his help with club business over the years, and look forward to many more years of sharing this wonderful martial art together.


Thank You and Congratulations

The Aikido Institute would like to thank all who helped make the Seminar a great success over this past weekend. There was a great turnout, and I am sure all who practiced appreciate Sensei Claude’s teachings and amazing technical skill.
As well, we would like to congratulate Daniel Sinnot on successfully passing his Shodan Test, and Mark McDonald for Achieving the rank of NiDan (2nd Dan)! Great job guys. Keep up the great practice.