Raphaël Marois

Junshidosha, Advanced Brown Belt

My name is Raphaël.  I am bilingual, French-English.  I’m an Advanced Brown Belt and a Junshidosha level ITP.  I have been practicing Aikido since May 2017, and train or teach at least 5 hours a week. I have participated in several seminars and events in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary.  I have also attended intensive camps at the Big Rock Aikikai dojo in Calgary.

Aikido helps me a lot in terms of my self-confidence, my self-control and helps me to open myself up to others.  It also helps me with my English, and keeps me strong and flexible.  I like being an ITP because I have special responsibilities that help me be more patient, adapt to others and make me a better leader.