Sensei Coyle

On the 8th Feb 2011 all at Makotokai suffered the great loss of our friend and teacher Sensei William Coyle.

As a dojo we continue in his absence, studying the Aikido principles that he imparted to us.

Sensei Coyle was renowned throughout the Aikido community due to his exceptional talents both as and Aikidoka and as a Teacher.

As Chief Instructor of Makotokai Aikido Riai. Sensei Coyle had more than forty years of uninterrupted Aikido training under some of the finest masters of Aikido.

In the 60′s with Noro Sensei

In the 70′s and 80′s as Uke for Chiba Sensei







Sensei Coyle continued to study, train and teach at the Makotokai dojo until his passing. As always the epitomy of spirit and determination.

Fall down eight times……….get up nine.