|Daniel Brasse comes from a clear lineage in the tradition of Aikido training. He was first introduced to martial arts at age 12; he was exposed to various styles of Karate during his early years of training, but mostly focused on Shotokan Karate. Daniel first studied Aikido in Melbourne Australia with Michael Field Sensei, head of Iwama Ryu Aikido in Australia. Field Sensei studied Aikido under Morihiro Saito Shihan 9th Dan Aikikai, while living in Japan at the Aikido Founderís dojo in Iwama, Japan between1979 -1982. Morihiro Saito Shihan served his mentor, Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, for 24 years as a direct disciple.
Daniel has had extended stays as a live-in student at the Aikido Founderís dojo in Iwama; he still travels regularly to the Iwama dojo. He began instructing in 1998 and was in charge of one of the Field Aikido branches in Melbourne, Australia. He moved to San Francisco with his wife in 2002, and opened his Aikido school ĎAikido by the Bayí. Daniel Sensei continues his commitment to teaching and disseminating Aikido in the same traditional way that he learned from his Sensei and at the Founderís Dojo in Iwama, Japan.
During his 25-year professional career, Daniel has held positions in both Law Enforcement and in Corporate Security. During that time he had many opportunities to apply his martial arts skills and experience during real life events to resolve conflict in tense situations.