In 1987, Felix Tulagan Sensei joined the Manila Aikido Club under the direct supervision of Master Manuel N. Camar, where he was promoted to black belt after many years of training and gained his 4th Dan Aikido Black belt.
The Shihan Manuel N. Camar was an 8th Dan Aikido Black belt, Chief instructor in Philippine National Police Academy, the former representative of Aikikai foundation in Sekai Aikido Humbo, World Headquarters, Tokyo Japan.
Felix Tulagan Sensei was employed as one of the Aikido instructors in the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) to give training to future Police officer. Aikido is recognized as an official subject and the only martial art being practiced in the academy.
Felix Tulagan Sensei, immigrated to Ontario, Canada and continued practicing and teaching aikido. He joined an Aikido club located in Scarborough, together with other aikido instructors.
In May 8, 2004, Felix Tulagan Sensei has now formed a new Aikido club, which is located at 2359 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga and registered as Mississauga Aikido Club. The club is recognized by Manila Aikido Club and was sanction by Sekai Aikido Humbo, World Headquarters, Tokyo Japan. His mission is to promote good discipline and confidence to his students through the traditional teaching of aikido.
The objectives of Mississauga Aikido Club are to study the philosophy and the arts of Aikido and further develop them to best suit the modern way of life.
Studying Aikido as a whole, Old traditions are analyzed and only the good traditions are kept and further developed so that they can be useful in our daily lives. Mississauga Aikido emphasizes the attitude of training. The students and the instructors grow together at Aikido dojo. The students learn the fundamentals from the instructors and gain deeper understanding of Aikido while sharing their knowledge with the students. Through earnest, realistic and sincere training, the students of Mississauga Aikido will learn the true meaning of Aikido.
Our mission is to provide students of Mississauga Aikido Club with unparalleled instruction in the Martial Art of Aikido by:
- Observing and promoting the ideals and traditions of Aikido under the direction of Felix Tulagan Sensei, 4th Dan Aikido Blackbelt
- Providing a safe and relaxed atmosphere for new and experienced students to learn and grow
- Teaching a solid foundation of Basic Movements and Basic Techniques which serve as the foundation for the students' continued growth and learning at much higher levels
- To develop discipline, self-confidence, self-control, self-reliance to protect their selves and love ones.
- Providing an inner strength to develop a healthy body, mind and natural reflexes.
- Fostering an open-minded environment and offering a variety of programs to broaden the understanding of Martial Arts in general.
Classes at Mississauga Aikido are conducted in a friendly yet traditional atmosphere. Students learn correct etiquette in conjunction with their physical training.
Classes usually begin with 15-20 minutes of warm-up exercises, including the study of Ukemi (falling and rolling techniques), followed by a review of basic movements. The class will then progress into the study of basic and advanced techniques.