Giles Sadler started training with the UWA Aikido Club under Brett Nener Shihan-dai in 1996, and was graded Shodan in 1999. He lived in rural Japan from 2002-2003, and used to drive an hour in each direction to practice Aikido. He was able to visit Fujimori Shihan and train with him on a number of occasions while in Japan.
In 2010 he received the Kyoshi grade (see certificate), and was given permission by Fujimori Shihan to open a school in Melbourne.
It was in Japan that he started practicing Judo, and continued this on returning to Australia with the UWA Judo Club, Yamada Judo Academy, Shudokan Judo under Ivan Zavetchanos 9th dan, and the Caulfield Judo Club. Unfortunately a knee injury curtailed his judo practice.
Before taking up aikijujutsu he played Rugby Union as a tight forward, and spent some years training at a boxing gym. He worked more than 20 years in security, and it was in fact when he worked in a downstairs venue that he decided he needed to learn more subtle ways of physically encouraging unruly patrons to leave than to push them up the stairs.
Since 1999 he has been practicing Cheng Man-Ching ta’i chi chuan, and has recently been exploring xing yi chuan.
Mellowed with age, and no longer a bouncer, he is now an acupuncturist and herbalist.