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At ActiveSG Aikido Club, we work with Aikido instructors with many years of experience teaching both children and adult classes in Singapore.


Our instructors have diligently studied Aikido and have their Dan certification awarded by Aikido World Headquarters (Aikikai).


Alexander Lee (5th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Shinju-Kai

Alexander Lee Alexander started Aikido at the age of 6 years old and have been diligently walking down the path of an Aikido, Budo practitioner for over 20 years. He has trained and lived in Japan Aikido Headquarters Dojo as a Kenshusei, Uchi-Deshi (live-in-disciple) under the Founder’s grandson in Tokyo. He teaches Aikido full-time and currently holds a 5th Degree (Dan) black belt, certified by Aikido World Headquarters (Aikikai) in Japan.

He believes that Aikido is more than just a Martial Art. He believes that the philosophy of Aikido has many teachings to educate a person and to improve one as a human being.



Alison Wong (4th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Makoto Aikido

Alison Wong Alison has been practicing and conducting Aikdo training for more than a decade. She most recently attained her 4th Dan in 2019. She is also a part-time Unarmed Combat Instructor with ICA and part-time Close Combat Instructor with the SAF.

She has a passion in teaching both children and adults in accordance with the high standard of Aikido training. The fundamental and philosophy in Aikido had benefited her in many areas, especially for improving discipline, self-control and self-confidence, which is suitable for all ages.


Annie Goh (5th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Shinju-Kai

Annie Goh Annie’s Aikido journey started in 1998 when she attended Shihan Philip Lee’s class at The Police Academy dojo. Active by nature, Annie also tried her hand at Judo and Karate but found these forms of martial arts requiring the use of a great deal of physical strength.

She is of the opinion that Aikido suits ladies, as it requires very little or no physical strength.  Aikido techniques are performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head on.

Her Aikido philosophy is to “Seek harmony in the environment by treating others with kindness and tolerance: Live and Let Live” which is very much in line with harmonizing with others. She believes Aikido principles helps one in their outlook in life.

Bernie Ho (5th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Makoto Aikido

Bernie Ho Bernie Ho is a retired Army & Police Officer serving in the Commando for 22 years & Gurkha Contingent for 18 years.

He had started Aikido training in 1998 and started the Gurkha Dojo in 1999. He had attained his 1st Dan in 2003. In 2010, he was appointed the Chief Instructor of Gurkha Dojo / Officer-in-charge of unarmed arrest training. During this time, he started Makoto Aikido.

Bernie is now a full-time Aikido instructor and his purpose is to promote Aikido for self-defence, with a high standard of instruction, while emphasizing harmony, discipline, self-control & self-confidence.

Elaine Ong (3rd Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Shinju-Kai

Elaine Ong

Elaine started Aikido in 2012 and has been practicing for a decade. Being one of the few professional full-time Aikido instructors in Singapore, she is very experienced in conducting classes for children, youth and adults.

Her purpose in Aikido stems from its philosophy of non-violence and non-aggression, rooted in peace and harmony. She believes that the art of Aikido can change one to become a better person and bring positivity and values to ones’ life and the society at large.


Lynn Tan (4th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Shinju-Kai

Lynn Tan Currently holding the rank of 4th Dan in Aikido, Lynn has started her martial arts journey since a young age. Through her lessons, she shares her passion for Aikido with both children and adults, believing that it is a fun and enriching way to maintain an active lifestyle.

It is her desire to share all that she has learnt over the years, and to play her part in keeping this beautiful martial art alive.

Muhammad Qairawani Bin Ismail (4th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Mumei Shudan

Aikido_QaiwaraniQai started Aikido training in 2004 during his days in Singapore Polytechnic and has acquired over a decade of experience as an instructor. In the pursuit of deeper skill and knowledge, he travelled to Japan and other dojos around the world over the years, and it is this period which allowed him to evolve his ideas and philosophy about Aikido.

Qai firmly believes that Aikido is for peace and for bringing people of all ages and sizes together, helping to shape one's character. He hopes to share the beauty of Aikido with all.

Patrick Chan (3rd Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Tai Shin Kai

Patrick Chan Patrick is an avid martial artist with training in seven different arts. As a former policeman, he brings a unique perspective to his Aikido lessons. Combining practical real-life self-defence application with experience from various martial arts, he makes classes interesting and practical while ensuring students master the fundamentals of Aikido.

Robin Tan (4th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Shinju-Kai

Robin Tan Robin Tan is a full-time instructor of Aikido Shinju-kai (4th Dan). He started training Aikido at the age of 10, and have been teaching since 2012. Robin’s goal is to spread Aikido to the community and to educate young practitioners that Aikido is not only a form of martial arts, but also a training of self-improvement of one’s character and lifestyle.



Shamus Chan (4th Dan Aikikai)
Aikido Instructor, Aikido Tai Shin Kai

Shamus Chan Shamus Chan picked up a keen interest in martial arts from his father. At 21 years old, he became an Aikido deshi for five years, training full time and teaching classes. As a full-time Aikido Instructor, Shamus conducted classes all over Singapore and became especially involved in teaching Aikido to students under Sport Singapore’s Sports Education Programme.

Shamus has been teaching Aikido since 2007 and currently holds a 4th Dan Black Belt from the Aikido World Headquarters. In 2014, Shamus started Aikido Tai Shin Kai together with his father and continues to bring this beautiful art to more people.

Learn more about Shamus' coaching philosophy.

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