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Gerald Lopez

Gerald started learning aikido in 1982, while studying for a law degree in London. Gerald's principal instructor was Ken Williams, the first British aikido black belt and national instructor. Williams firmly believed in, and practised, aikido using relaxation, mindbody coordination and internal energy.

In 1986, Gerald started his own dojo in London, and also taught aikido for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA). He was graded and awarded 3rd dan by Ken Williams in 1993.

Gerald also studied yoga and yoga philosophy, taught thousands of classes and many workshops, and trained yoga teacher trainees at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland.

He has worked as a photographer, writer, ayurvedic practitioner, yoga therapist, mindbody practitioner, web designer, and Internet marketing consultant. He has been fascinated by MindBody since the 1980s, and in 2014, was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Health Science (MindBody Healthcare) by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Gerald now offers "Aikido Off The Mat" training in the form of coaching and workshops based on aikido principles, targeted to individuals, businesses and other organisations.

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