About the Author: David Dangerfield

About the Author

David Dangerfield commenced his martial career in 1974.

He received his 6th Dan in Aikido from Thamby Rajah Sensei in Malaysia in 2012 during the 100 Years of Aikido celebrations.

In 2006 he received the scroll of Shomokuroku in Shinto Muso Ryu from Nishioka Tsuneo Sensei, Menkyo Kaiden, Hanshi and Hachidan.

Dangerfield became a member of the International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation under Shioda Gozo sensei in 1992 and began teaching full time on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

In 2014 his now independent organisation, the Kenshinryu 剣神流, celebrates its 23rd anniversary as a full time martial arts organisation.

As Head Master of the Kenshinryu, Dangerfield teaches a very Koryu-influenced Aikido in addition to Shinto Muso Ryu around Australia and overseas. The Kenshinryu (www.kenshin.com.au) was named in honour of the significant contribution made by Nishioka Sensei to the foundations of the schools style where the role of Uchidachi/Uke as teacher is a prominent emphasis.

In 2003 Dangerfield founded the Compass Institute (www.compassinc.org.au), a registered charity employing over 30 specialist staff providing post-school education, training and vocational support to over 70 people with disabilities through 5 centres in South East Queensland. While it is a ‘civic’ organisation, Compass uniquely operates entirely on the philosophy and practices of Budo.

In January 2014 David Dangerfield was awarded Sunshine Coast Australian of the Year and was presented with his trophy at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Award ceremony.