Hutt City Aikido practices Takemusu (Traditional or Iwama style) Aikido.
Iwama Style Aikido is the style of aikido that was taught at Iwama dojo (in Iwama) by the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and especially the lineage passed on through Morihiro Saito, a close disciple who was given responsibility over Iwama dojo by Ueshiba.
Instructor Michael Murray began his study of Aikido in 1987 and was soon drawn to the famous Iwama dojo in Japan to study under Morihiro Saito 9th dan. On his return to New Zealand he established the Kapaiti Coast Aikido Dojo where he taught for 10 years before relocating to the Hutt Valley.
Sensei Michael has recently celebrated 30 years of Aikido practice. He continues his own training through his attendance of seminars and dojos around the world.