Aikido has been a major part of my life for some time now. I would have to say that achieving my Black Belt will always be the greatest moment in my Aikido career, although, there are many other events that stand out almost as much. Winning the Aubrey Bannah award at Brisbane’s 24th annual demonstration was one of these moments. Performing with my partner John in front of all those people was such an amazing moment. The weeks of training and preparation had finally payed off. We had wanted to show how Aikido can be relevant in everyday life, as well as, to show that no matter your size you can still defend yourself, because when Aikido is done well, it doesn’t require a lot of strength, just good technique.